Note on Productive Knowledge

26 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2020 Last revised: 7 Jan 2022

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Amar Bhide

Columbia University - Mailman School of Public Health

Date Written: April 2, 2021


This Note examines the development of the knowledge embodied in ‘artifacts’ – things we use and value that do not exist in nature. It focuses on ‘multi-player’ development -- advances by and for the many – and highlights its technical scaffolding and venturesome spirit. And it suggests ways for using the scaffolding while keeping the sprit.

Suggested Citation

Bhide, Amar, Note on Productive Knowledge (April 2, 2021). Harvard Business School General Management Unit Working Paper No. 21-010, Available at SSRN: or

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