Title: Exploring knowledge governance

Authors: Nicolai J. Foss, Joseph T. Mahoney

Addresses: Center for Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School, Porcelaenshaven 24B, 2nd fl., 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark; Department of Strategy and Management, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Breiviksveien 40, N-5045, Bergen, Norway. ' Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 140C Wohlers Hall, 1206 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 USA

Abstract: Knowledge governance is characterised as a distinctive research subject, the understanding of which cuts across diverse fields in management. In particular, it represents an intersection of knowledge management, strategic management, and theories of the firm. Knowledge governance considers how deployment of governance mechanisms influences knowledge processes: sharing, retaining and creating knowledge. We survey the papers in this volume of the special issue, and discuss the remaining research challenges.

Keywords: knowledge governance; knowledge management; theories of the firm; strategic management; knowledge sharing; knowledge retention; knowledge creation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCM.2010.034409

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.93 - 101

Published online: 02 Aug 2010 *

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