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Distributed Knowledge Management Based on Product State Models – The Case of Decision Support in Health Care Administration


  • Pedersen, Mogens Kühn

    (Department of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School)

  • Larsen, Michael Holm

    (Technical University of Denmark)


Knowledge management has inspired a shift from a transaction to a distributed knowledge management (DKM) perspective on interorganizational information processing. The DKM concept structures the knowledge creation, knowledge sharing and knowledge exploitation in organizations according to a product state model (PSM) required for management of technological diversity. Each player in the network acquires specific knowledge from other players for decision support. This article shows the relevance of the DKM model in a case study of a distributed decision support system (DDSS) in heath care administration in the US.

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  • Pedersen, Mogens Kühn & Larsen, Michael Holm, 2000. "Distributed Knowledge Management Based on Product State Models – The Case of Decision Support in Health Care Administration," Working Papers 2000-12, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Informatics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:cbsinf:2000_012

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    1. Richardson, G B, 1972. "The Organisation of Industry," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 82(327), pages 883-896, September.
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    Distributed Knowledge Management; Product State Model; Decision Support Systems; Health Care;

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    • D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation


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