The first in the readers' series called Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy, Knowledge Management and Organizational Design is a unique compilation of articles and book excerpts that describe how the management of an organization shapes the levels of knowledge transfer, innovation and learning. The collection draws on fifty years of management thinking and presents key issues facing knowledge-intensive organizations. The selections are concise, clearly written and present a rich framework of examples drawn from real management experience. Arranged thematically, the chapters discuss decision-making, organization structure, innovation, strategic alliances, managing knowledge workers and power relations. Represented in this volume are the ideas of influential academics including the late economist Frederick Hayek and French sociologist Michael Crozier, as well as world-renowned management thinkers such as Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Charles Handy.

Key Features

A unique collection of activities and book excerpts selected for their insight into the relationship between organizational design and knowledge management. The first compilation of its kind to draw together the work of leading economists, sociologists, psychologists, management thinkers and practitioners Includes an introductory essay which synthesizes the various ideas presented throughout the volume.


General managers, strategic planning profesionals, human resource professionals, business school faculty and studnets, sociologists, psychologists and economists.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Knowledge and Decisions in Organisations; Knowledge Work and Knowledge Organisations; Knowledge and Business Innovation; Knowledge and Business Alliances; Managing Knowledge Workers; Knowledge, Work and Power.


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