ICT Solution and Network Capabilities Development: The Role of the Codification Process in the KMP Experience

  • Pierre-Jean Barlatier
  • Catherine Thomas
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The objective of this paper is to explore the contributions of a codification process to the analysis of knowledge creation mechanisms within a network of firms. The idea is to provide a theoretical framework on knowledge creation dynamics within a network through the notion of network capabilities, and to analyse the impact of a codification process on the development and the strengthening of these capabilities. The illustration of this work in progress is located in the scientific park of Sophia Antipolis (Alpes-Maritimes, France), focusing on the Telecom Valley® association which gathers the main actors of the sophipolitan Telecom cluster. Our empirical study is conducted as a part of a research contract, the Knowledge Management Platform (KMP) project. The aim of this contract is to build a semantic web service of competencies in order to enhance exchange and combination dynamics of knowledge within the Telecom cluster thanks to the codification of tacit knowledge. We have centred our analysis on the codification process conducted within the Telecom Valley® network during the conception of the KMP project. The KMP experience shows the main role of the codification process in the enhancement of the organizational knowledge creation mechanisms of the Telecom Valley® network.


Knowledge Creation Cognitive Dimension Codification Process Scientific Park Network Capability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre-Jean Barlatier
    • 1
  • Catherine Thomas
    • 1
  1. 1.GREDEG Sophia Antipolis UMR 6227 UNSA-CNRSFrance

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