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Power and knowledge acquisition: the implications for team performance

Politis, John D. (2003). Power and knowledge acquisition: the implications for team performance. In: The Fourth European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities (OKLC 4), Barcelona, Spain, 13-15 April 2003.

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Author Politis, John D.
Title Power and knowledge acquisition: the implications for team performance
Conference Name The Fourth European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities (OKLC 4)
Conference Location Barcelona, Spain
Conference Dates 13-15 April 2003
Publication Year 2003
Start Page 1
End Page 25
Total Pages 25
Field of Research 1503 - Business and Management
Abstract Knowledge has been identified as an important resource that contributes to the competitive advantage of an organisation. The problems associated with irresponsible use of power manifest itself in the loss of organisational knowledge and the expensive duplication of knowledge acquisition, rising costs and reduced performance. Although interpersonal skills are most often cited as essential for successful knowledge acquisition, little is known about the affect of the forces of power in the process of knowledge acquisition. A survey of 130 members of selfmanaging teams who are engaged in knowledge acquisition activities was carried out to investigate the relationship between the dimensions of power associated with French and Ravens’ power-based taxonomy, a number of knowledge acquisition attributes, and performance. The findings suggest that most of the bases of power enable followers’ knowledge acquisition, but the bases of power and indeed knowledge acquisition are not pre-existing conditions for achieving desirable performance.
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knowledge acquisition
performance
power bases
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URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/conf/olkc/archive/oklc4/papers/oklc2003_politis.pdf
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