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Developing Collective Knowledge in an Electronic Business Space

Developing Collective Knowledge in an Electronic Business Space
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Author(s): Violina Ratcheva (The University of Nottingham Business School, UK)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 4
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch158
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


Virtual teams have been increasingly cited as an efficient and flexible novel form of organisational arrangements affected by the emergence of the electronic business space. The purpose of forming such teams is a new ‘knowledge creation’. The focus of this paper, therefore, is the process of collective ‘knowing’ resulting in novel combinations of products and services. The paper presents the preliminary results of a qualitative research study on seven virtual partnerships and proposes an initial conceptual model of the knowledge creative processes taking place in virtual business relationships.

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