RE: [cp] Call for Papers on Economics of Communities of Practice
BTW - TCT seems to have morphed into "Netcentricity" - See.
I read and really like James Rothschild's "Bionomics." I like how he
reviewed the econometric treatment of organizational learning. Good book
for beginners to evolutionary economics and making the connection
between economics and the role of knowledge.
Thanks for the references.
From: Leon Benjamin [mailto:lb@...]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 2:32 PM
Subject: RE: [cp] Call for Papers on Economics of Communities of
Ditto. You could really get me going as well. My particular interest
in all this is the means by which we incentivise people and how this
affects their collaborative behaviour. One early, quite seminal MIT
study was that of PWC's global adoption of Lotus Notes GroupWare in the
early 90's. One of its key conclusions (a 1992 report):
"Further, in competitive and individualistic organizational
cultures--where there are few incentives or norms for cooperating or
sharing expertise--groupware on its own is unlikely to engender
collaboration. Such products will be interpreted as counter-cultural,
and to the extent that they are used they will promote individual not
group aims. Recognizing the significant influence of these
organizational elements appears critical to both researchers and
practitioners of groupware technologies."
It goes on to say that Groupware was only really exploited at partner
level where there is no "up or out" issue.
You may also find some interesting content at www.bionomics.org, again
very early work from James Rothschild, from which, I believe, James
Moore's "Death of Competition" (TCT and the nature of the firm) and
later Don Tapscott's business webs, "Digital Capital" are derived.
Have a good one.