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Coordinating Knowledge: A New Lens to Understanding the Role of Technology in Episodic Coordination

Coordinating Knowledge: A New Lens to Understanding the Role of Technology in Episodic Coordination

"Previous research in coordination lacked a practical explication of the metaknowledge used to enact coordination, which is particularly problematic as more coordination processes become (or attempt to become) digitized. One can better understand this meta knowledge by focusing on the coordination episode. The authors of this article define coordinating knowledge as knowledge that facilitates the exchange of information between two or more actors in order to achieve a shared goal by guiding (a) the timing, (b) the selection of actors, (c) the content, and (d) the method of the exchange..." – By Elena Karahanna and Jennifer Claggett

Moral Disengagement and Organizations

Happy Worker

"One does not need to look extensively to find examples of organizations behaving unethically in today’s society. With the passage of whistleblower laws and the increased attention to ethical behavior in recent years, many businesses focus on training in order to reduce unwanted behavior..." – By Catherine Hessick

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