Contributions to Management Science

Organizational Epistemology

Understanding Knowledge in Organizations

Authors: Seirafi, Kasra

  • A new framework towards understanding knowledge in organizations
  • First interdisciplinary attempt to connect philosophy of science and epistemology with knowledge management
  • A normative view on knowledge management and organizational knowledge​
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About this book

This book presents an in-depth perspective of knowledge as a fundamental process of any organization rather than just another resource to be managed. The author presents a process-oriented theory of creating and applying knowledge directed towards both researchers and practitioners. In this book the author develops normative knowledge management guidelines which draw from a unique view on knowledge, discussed in the field of philosophy since Plato but neglected by most knowledge management authors – by applying a philosophically grounded ‘social epistemology’ to organizations. The guidelines in this book call for an open and reflective space of knowledge creation, aligned with goals and structures of the organization. Numerous examples, field studies, and an application to the main case study on Seven-Eleven Japan complement both the descriptive view on knowledge as well as the normative guidelines presented in this book.​

About the authors

Dr. Kasra Seirafi has been working on the topics of organizational knowledge, knowledge management (systems), and their theoretical foundations both as researcher and practitioner. He received his PhD from the University of Vienna (with a research visit at Stanford University, USA) as well as additional certifications from University of Derby (UK) and University of Vienna (Austria). At the moment he works as researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. As a practitioner he works as co-founder of a startup in the technology business, as well as a senior consultant for knowledge management issues & human resources.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Organization as Conceptual Distinction

    Seirafi, Kasra

    Pages 3-29

  • The Relevance of Organizational Knowledge

    Seirafi, Kasra

    Pages 31-53

  • The Application of Organizational Knowledge

    Seirafi, Kasra

    Pages 55-72

  • The Creation of Organizational Knowledge

    Seirafi, Kasra

    Pages 73-92

  • From a Theory of Organizational Knowledge to an Organizational Epistemology

    Seirafi, Kasra

    Pages 93-104

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43773-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organizational Epistemology
Book Subtitle
Understanding Knowledge in Organizations
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34194-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34194-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-34193-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43773-1
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 229
Topics