Title: How can an ICT tool strengthen network capabilities? Evidence from the role of knowledge codification in the KMP experience

Authors: Pierre-Jean Barlatier

Addresses: Research Laboratory Gredeg-Rodige UMR 6227, University of Nice, CNRS, UNSA 250, rue Albert Einstein, Bt. 2, Sophia Antipolis Valbonne 06560, France

Abstract: Drawing from research on knowledge-creation processes within networks, we propose an enrichment of the notion of network capabilities based on empirical results given by the design of an interfirm web service of competencies. Our study, through the development of this ICT solution, analyse the impact of a codification process on the development and the strengthening of network capabilities. The findings show that beyond the aim of fostering information exchanges, the codification process is not neutral and impacts massively both relational and cognitive network|s dimensions in order to increase its knowledge-creation potential.

Keywords: ICT solutions; information technology; communications; network capabilities; knowledge creation; knowledge codification; web services; information exchange; telecoms cluster; telecommunications; knowledge management platform.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2008.016445

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2008 Vol.2 No.1, pp.115 - 127

Published online: 28 Dec 2007 *

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