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Knowledge Management
Dependency, Creation and Loss in Industrial History

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ISBN 9780367023911
July 2, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
128 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on the subject of knowledge management in industrial history.

With contributions on knowledge management, knowledge transfer, knowledge loss, knowledge creation, competition and co-operation in producing skilled employees, and ownership structures and their relation to knowledge management, this volume provides an array of fascinating insights into industrial history.

Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case-studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.

Table of Contents


John Wilson, Ian Jones, Steven Toms

1. From knowledge dependence to knowledge creation: Industrial growth and technological advance of the Japanese electronics industry 

Charles Harvey, Mairi Maclean, and Tony Hayward

2. Management qualifications and dissemination of knowledge in regional innovation systems: The case of Norway 1930s-1990s

Ove Bjarnar, Rolv Petter Amdam, and Hallgier

3. "Neither a sleepy town nor a coarse factory town": Skill in the Greater Springfield Massachusetts industrial economy, 1800-1990 

Robert Forrant

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John Wilson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) at Northumbria University at Newcastle. He has published widely in the fields of business, management and industrial history, including ten monographs, six edited collections and over seventy articles and chapters.

Ian Jones is a Senior Research Assistant at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and has previously won the John F. Mee Best Paper Award at the Academy of Management in 2018 for his contribution to the Management History Division.

Steven Toms is Professor of Accounting at the University of Leeds. He is a former editor of Business History. His research interests are focused on accounting and financial history and the history of the textile industry.