External and Internal Knowledge in Organizations

External and Internal Knowledge in Organizations

Rafael Andreu (IESE Business School, University of Nevarra, Spain) and Sandra Sieber (IESE Business School, University of Nevarra, Spain)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-573-3.ch023
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Abstract

In this article we discuss how knowledge and learning contribute to developing sustainable competitive advantages in firms. We argue that effective knowledge management (KM) initiatives for this purpose should support appropriate learning initiatives (which we define in terms of learning trajectories [LTs] of individuals and groups within the firm) in order to ensure that knowledge needs are adequately covered over time.

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