Communication & Knowledge Networks in 21 st century Organizations. Professor Noshir Contractor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign firstname.lastname@example.org http ://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/nosh 2000 Educational AICVB Conference Unconventional Wisdom: Thinking Beyond the Boundaries August 10, 2000.
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Communication & Knowledge Networks in 21st century Organizations
Professor Noshir ContractorUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2000 Educational AICVB Conference
Thinking Beyond the Boundaries
August 10, 2000
WWW is a library with all the books on the floor, and
WWW is a World Wide Wait
Productivity Paradox 4/13/98)
Giving pony express riders
cell phones to call ahead to ask
for water (Neuman, 1997)
Transaction costs of 4/13/98)coordination mechanisms
Business unit level
Interdependencies in the virtual organization can occur both
internally and externally and at various levels of the firm.
Surge of Network Organizations 4/13/98)
Reconfiguration: Examples 4/13/98)
Goal of IKNOW 4/13/98)
Kawakami, Kenji (1995). 101 un-useless Japanese inventions. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
… inventions that seem like they’re going to make life a lot easier, but don’t.
… gadgets that promise to give us something, and it is only later that we realize that their gift is undone by that which they take away
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