Organizational Creativity: A New Perspective from Cognitive Systems Theory

  • Salvio Vicari
  • Gabriele Troilo


In recent years scholars have increasingly paid more attention to knowledge management in the firm. The different ways of generating and transferring knowledge among individuals and organizations have been widely analysed (Nonaka, 1988, 1991; Badaracco, 1991; Vicari, 1991; Kogut and Zander, 1992; Leonard-Barton, 1995; Nonaka and Takeuchi, 1995; von Krogh and Roos, 1996; Sanchez and Heene, 1997; Davenport and Prusak, 1998). Attention has also been paid to the organizational conditions which enable learning and knowledge acquisition (Argyris and Schön, 1978; Duncan and Weiss, 1979; Shrivastava, 1983; Fiol and Lyles, 1985; Senge, 1990) and the processes of knowledge codification and storage (Weick, 1979; Hedberg, 1981; Sims and Gioia, 1986; Sackmann, 1991; Walsh and Ungson, 1991). Such studies have often been carried out from different epistemological perspectives, leading to the definition and use of different constructs and interpretative categories (von Krogh and Roos, 1995, 1996).


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