Knowledge Production in Organizations

A Processual Autopoietic View

Authors: Koskinen, Kaj U.

  • Presents a combination of social autopoiesis and process thinking
  • Shows how processual autopoietic systems can be built and which benefits they can accrue
  • Brings a new perspective to organizational knowledge production ​
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The systemic view provides a basic approach through which people may advance their understanding of knowledge production in organizations. One of the most important contributions to this systemic view is the theory of social autopoiesis which emphasizes that knowledge production of organizations can only be understood through the view of a social autopoietic system. Recent developments in the field of organization research have started to view organization as a process rather than as entity. The author combines in this book these two approaches – autopoietic systemic view and process thinking - in a way that organizations are seen as processual autopoietic systems.​

About the authors

Dr (Tech.) Kaj U. Koskinen has worked for many years as project manager in several international engineering companies, including Outokumpu and Honeywell. His main experience derives from process automation. Since 1997 he has been an Adjunct Professor in the department of Industrial Management and Engineering at Tampere University of Technology, Pori. Dr Koskinen’s research interest is focused on knowledge and project management and he has published several articles and autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies. Dr. Koskinen collaborates with Professor Emeritus Pekka Pihlanto in these areas especially on an organic perspective to knowledge management in project-based companies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Production in Organizations
Book Subtitle
A Processual Autopoietic View
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00104-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00104-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00103-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03383-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 172
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