nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2016‒05‒08
three papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. The Generation of Knowledge as an Emergent System Property: An Introduction. By Antonelli, Cristiano; David, Paul
  2. The concept of “empowerment†in the research on organization and innovativeness By Nicoletta Baskiewicz; Aneta Pachura
  3. Managing the Knowledge Commons: Interview with Carlo Vercellone - By Carlo Vercellone

  1. By: Antonelli, Cristiano; David, Paul (University of Turin)
    Date: 2015–10
  2. By: Nicoletta Baskiewicz (Technical University of Częstochowa, Faculty of Management); Aneta Pachura (Technical University of Częstochowa, Faculty of Management)
    Abstract: The dynamic nature of the socio – economic environment and a necessity to improvement of management systems of today's organizations leads to undertaking a research on an importance of organizational social potential and its dimensions. The theory of management science has a rich set of management concepts related to social potential. Very valuable concepts seem to be highly exposing the subjectivity and individuality of employees in organization. The aim of this study is an attempt to interpret the concept of empowerment from the perspective of this research on organization, and its potential of innovation.The study was focused on basic interpretation and systematization of the empowerment concept. The text indicated selected properties of empowerment such as engagement, initiative, creativity, autonomy, freedom, responsibility, efficiency etc. Further conceptualization of the concept was carried out from the managerial perspective as well as psychological dimension. On this background the study distinguished attributes and possibility of application of the empowerment concept in the area of development of the innovation potential of the organization. Among others, it was pointed out, for example: the space of social relationships, social awareness, organizational climate, active and free information exchange, access to knowledge, creation of new knowledge, organizational roles, flexibility and decentralization of organizational structures.
    Keywords: empowerment, innovativeness, organization, management, conceptualisation
    JEL: M51 O15 O31
  3. By: Carlo Vercellone (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Abstract: Interview with Dr. Carlo Vercellone, one of the leading theorists of cognitive capitalism and economist at the CNRS Lab of The Sorbonne Economic Centre (Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, CES).
    Keywords: commons, knowledge based economy, Common property, cognitive capitalism
    Date: 2015–06–16

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