Trust in Knowledge-Based Organizations

Trust in Knowledge-Based Organizations

Maija-Leena Huotari (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Mirja Iivonen (University of Tampere, Finland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch515


The knowledge-based society of the 21st century is characterized by knowledge generation as the primary source of wealth and social well-being. As partly intangible in nature, increased understanding of knowledge and information as a resource is critical (Sveiby, 1996; Teece, 1998). Such intangibles are gradually replacing traditional elements of power in states (Rosecrance, 1999), also emphasizing the role of trust in the positive aspect of economic globalization.

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