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When is virtual virtuous?

When is virtual virtuous? Contends that ‘the virtues of being virtual have been oversold’, particularly regarding organization for innovation. Posits that managers need to consider other factors relevant to a virtual organization's ability to innovate — such as different forms of innovation and knowledge, these are: autonomous and systemic innovation; and codified and tacit knowledge. Recounts that companies like Intel and Microsoft have made extensive investments to continually develop their capabilities — arguing only large companies have the scale and scope to co‐ordinate complementary innovations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

When is virtual virtuous?

The Antidote , Volume 2 (6): 2 – Nov 1, 1997

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006443
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Abstract

Contends that ‘the virtues of being virtual have been oversold’, particularly regarding organization for innovation. Posits that managers need to consider other factors relevant to a virtual organization's ability to innovate — such as different forms of innovation and knowledge, these are: autonomous and systemic innovation; and codified and tacit knowledge. Recounts that companies like Intel and Microsoft have made extensive investments to continually develop their capabilities — arguing only large companies have the scale and scope to co‐ordinate complementary innovations

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 1997

Keywords: Virtual reality; Organizations; Systemic thinking

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