Knowledge and Strategy

1st Edition

Editors: Michael H. Zack
Paperback ISBN: 9780750670883
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 13th May 1999
Page Count: 336


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This is the first knowledge book in the Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy Readers' series to link the two hot topics of knowledge and strategy. The book centers around the concept of treating organizational knowledge as a valuable strategy asset. Knowledge strategy is a natural extension of the historical development of business strategy in general. The book includes seminal articles on the subject as well as an introduction written by Michael Zack.

Key Features

Links together knowledge and strategy Seminal articles


Special Librarians - SLA Corporate Knowledge Managers Chief Knowledge Officers - Directors of Knowledge

Table of Contents

The Resource-based Theory of Competitive Advantage - Robert M. Grant Competing on Resources:Strategy in the 1990s - David J. Collins and Cynthia A. Montgomery The Core Competence of the Corporation - C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel The Theory of the Growth of the Firm - Edith T. Penrose Beyond the Knowledge Worker - Paul Romer Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management - David J. Teece, Gary Pisano and Amy Shuen Organizational Knowledge, Collective Practice and Penrose Rents - J.C.Spender Prospering in Dynalically Competitive Environments: Organizational Capability as Knowledge Integration - R.M. Grant Knowledge and Competence as Strategic Assets - Sidney G. Winter The Strategic Analysis of Intangible Resources - Richard Hall Knowledge, Strategy and the Theory of the Firm Tacit Knowledge; The Key to the Strategic Alignement of Intellectual Capital - Hubert Saint-Onge Generic Knowledge Strategies in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry - Paul Bierly and Alok Chakrabarti Is Your Firm a Creative Destroyer? Competitive Learning and Knowledge Flows in the Technological Strategies of Firms - M.H. Boisot *Leveraging Inteelect - James Brian Quinn, Phillip Anderson and Sidney Finkelstein


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About the Editor

Michael H. Zack

Affiliations and Expertise

Educator, researcher and consultant specializing in MIS and Information Technology. Currently a member of the MIS faculty at Northeastern University. He has served as a consultant to industry and government for over 20 years.


The book includes several of the most important articles about knowledge and competences/capabilities as strategic assets in the resoure-based tradition. Technovation - Dr Jonathon Sapsed - 2001