Motivation, Knowledge Transfer, and Organizational Forms
Professor of Management Science; Professor (em.) University of Zurich
Bruno S. Frey
CREMA; Behavioural Science; Economics
IEER Working Paper No. 27
Employees are motivated intrinsically as well as extrinsically. Intrinsic motivation is crucial when tacit knowledge in and between teams must be transferred. Organizational forms enable different kinds of motivation and have different capacities to generate and transfer tacit knowledge. Since knowledge generation and transfer are essential for a firm's sustainable competitive advantage, we ask specifically what kinds of motivation are needed to generate and transfer tacit knowledge, as opposed to explicit knowledge.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 44
Keywords: Motivation, Knowledge Transfer, Tacit Knowledge, Crowding Effects, Firm Theory, Resource-based View
JEL Classification: A12, J33, L22, M12working papers series
Date posted: August 7, 2000
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