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Promoting organizational development in the knowledge economy: the t-shaped capabilities
Journal Title: ESPERIENZE D'IMPRESA 
Author/s:  Sergio Barile, Cristina Simone, Mario Calabrese, Antonio La Sala 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  17 Pg. 5-21 FullText PDF:  210 KB
DOI:  10.3280/EI2016-001001
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With the aim of deepening the study of the individual and organizational capabilities set necessary to survive and develop in a knowledge economy, in this study we theoretically explore and discuss the concept of ‘T-shaped’ capabilities. The paper is rooted in the recent notion of ‘T-shaped’ endowment and moves from the distinction between capabilities and competences. A T-Shaped profile includes both vertical competences (I-Shaped competences) and ‘horizontal capabilities’. After analyzing the T-shaped endowment at an individual level, we propose an innovative organizational design characterized by a nesting ("recursive") architecture of T-shaped capabilities; then we discuss the crucial set of organizational variables necessary to effective develop an organization by fostering and managing T-shaped capabilities. Managerial implication and future research paths are finally discussed
Keywords: T-shaped capabilities, knowledge economy, information variety, organizational development.

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Sergio Barile, Cristina Simone, Mario Calabrese, Antonio La Sala, in "ESPERIENZE D'IMPRESA" 1/2016, pp. 5-21, DOI:10.3280/EI2016-001001

   

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