Title: Toward a taxonomy of knowledge-based strategies: early findings

Authors: Meir Russ, Jeannette K. Jones, Robert Fineman

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wood Hall 460 G, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001, USA. ' Franklin University, 201 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215, USA. ' Q Squared Knowledge Management, Inc., 96 East Elk Court, Hainesville, IL 60030, USA

Abstract: Knowledge-Based (KB) Strategies are being recognised as a vital factor of business strategy. Still, a complete taxonomy of KB strategies is absent. This research proposes such a framework by analysing the typology of six KB strategic dimensions, and organisational culture. The findings suggest that organisations have six major strategic decisions to make when it comes to strategically managing their knowledge base. The analysis shows that culture and strategies have a positive association with organisational effectiveness. The findings also suggest that KB strategy relationship to outcomes is complementary to culture. Based on the findings, the study offers an early draft of a KB strategies taxonomy.

Keywords: taxonomy; knowledge-based strategies; information systems technologies; organisational culture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2006.009677

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2006 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.1 - 40

Published online: 04 May 2006 *

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