Networks and Knowledge-Management

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Nov 6, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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REVIEW:
NETWORK TYPES; “COLLABORARCHY;” CONDUCTIVE ORGS; MANAGING PERCEPTIONS


(1)
Networks and Knowledge
-
Management



--
data }

--
information }
--
what’s the diffe
rence?

--
explicit knowledge }

--
tacit knowledge }
--
why/how is KM “the driver” of most


Network

activity?


What does all this
mean

regarding managing networks; or
organizations in general??


…with

regard in how we interpret “reality?”


…how we “solve” coordination “problems?”




Terms to understand





--
enactment (as opposed to economic






”rational” thinking vs. “social







construction”





--
New Public Management (NPM)



(2)
Do networks
add value
?

(or in essence, how to
evaluate

networks)



--
does question “answer itself?”

they must add value or they’d


Cease to exist..??




--
add value from who’s perspective(s)?



Vis
-
à
-
vis Gormley and Balla, is this a
p
erformance

question?




Does the “average citizen” benefit from public

networks

if so,
precisely how?




Do networks enhance “the public good
…?


…Compared to what?


(3) Networks and (changing???) boundaries of “the state” (
that is, the authority of
public agencies and jurisdic
tions
)?


boundary


boundary
-
spanning



Does accountability
take a hit

given the prominence of public
networks?



[examine Figures 9.1 and 9.2:
how do they relate to

o

Gul
lick’s PODSCORB?

o

Thompson/McEwan?

o

Bureaucratic reasoning? G/B Ch. 2?

o

Bureaucracy’s bosses? G/B Ch. 3

o

Bureaucracy’s clients? G/B Ch. 4

o

The Conductive Organization
? St.Onge/Armstrong




Is losing
autonomy

the same as losing
authority
?



How does this question re
late to the “governance phenomenon?”
(what is it?)



How do network participants perceive the issue (of
changing
boundaries
)?



How do YOU perceive the issue (of
changing boundaries
)?