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Knowledge and Structure

  • Guido Fioretti

    (ICER and CEEL)

This 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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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 18 Aug 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0207011
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