Title: Changing production paradigm and the transformation of knowledge existing form

Authors: Ping Lan

Addresses: School of Marketing and International Business, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George St, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, QLD 4001, Australia

Abstract: There are many studies concerning the changes in the production paradigm. However, few of them put knowledge transformation as a centrepiece to examine its role in forging the production system. This paper, by introducing an idea of three-existing-form of technology, argues that Fordism is nurtured by a stable and one-step knowledge transformation pattern. In contrast, post-Fordism is nurtured by a dynamic multi-stage, multi-path and multi-centre knowledge transformation pattern.

Keywords: medium form of technology; knowledge/technology transformation pattern; Fordism; post-Fordism; value migration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2000.002857

International Journal of Technology Management, 2000 Vol.20 No.1/2, pp.44-57

Published online: 07 Jul 2003 *

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