Knowledge and Structure
AbstractThis article presents a formalization of knowledge based on a connectionist model of a firm's structure. Transaction costs are not ignored, but integrated with the knowledge-based approach. A numerical example on the canonical comparison of "Japanese" versus "American" organizational structures illustrates the power of the model.
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Cognition; Knowledge; Organization; Structure;
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- L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
- L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other
- D89 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Other
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