Knowledge Production in Organizations

A Processual Autopoietic View

  • Kaj U. Koskinen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


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.​


Autopoiesis Knowledge management Knowledge production Organization theory Process thinking Systems thinking

Authors and affiliations

  • Kaj U. Koskinen
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  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyPoriFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00103-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00104-3
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