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Knowledge accumulation within an organization

Long, Ngo; Soubeyran, Antoine; Soubeyran, Raphael

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In this article, we consider a knowledge accumulation problem within an organization that cannot prevent the worker from quitting and using the knowledge outside the organization. We show that knowledge accumulation is delayed: The fraction of working time allocated to knowledge creation is highest at the early career stage, falls gradually, then rises again, before falling finally toward zero. We determine the effect of a change in the severity of the enforcement problem (or the specificity of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLong, Ngo
dc.contributor.authorSoubeyran, Antoine
dc.contributor.authorSoubeyran, Raphael
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:38:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0020-6598
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/56870
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we consider a knowledge accumulation problem within an organization that cannot prevent the worker from quitting and using the knowledge outside the organization. We show that knowledge accumulation is delayed: The fraction of working time allocated to knowledge creation is highest at the early career stage, falls gradually, then rises again, before falling finally toward zero. We determine the effect of a change in the severity of the enforcement problem (or the specificity of knowledge). We also discuss the form of the optimal life-cycle wage profiles, the role of the initial knowledge level, and the role of discounting.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceInternational Economic Review
dc.titleKnowledge accumulation within an organization
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume55
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor140104 - Microeconomic Theory
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4430637xPUB378
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationLong, Ngo, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSoubeyran, Antoine, Aix-Marseille Univeristy
local.contributor.affiliationSoubeyran, Raphael, INRA
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1089
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1128
local.identifier.doi10.1111/iere.12084
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:31:37Z
local.identifier.thomsonID000344464300006
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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