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The knowledge-based view of the firm portrays knowledge assets as the basis of sustainable competitive advantage. However, leveraging the knowledge available to the firm is not straightforward. The transfer of best practices within the firm or the replication of a certain routine poses challenges for managers. Causal ambiguity of knowledge makes it difficult to transfer practices into other contexts within the firm. In this paper, a new framework is proposed that identifies four antecedents to causal ambiguity: complexity, tacitness, relevance to the existing knowledge base, and the locality of knowledge. The paper concludes with the implications of the framework.
Uygur, Ugur. Determinants of Causal Ambiguity and Difficulty of Knowledge Transfer within the Firm. , , : , 2013. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, School of Business: Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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