The Network Is The Knowledge: Ideology and Strategy in Mintzberg's Ten Schools - Nick Pelling's MBA Dissertation

This work explores the relationship between knowledge and ideology, particularly in strategic management. It proposes...

  1. that both certainties and uncertainties are fundamental types of knowledge;
  2. that there are three (tensed) types of uncertainty, which I call 'Keatsian uncertainties';
  3. that any given ideology allows only a few kinds of knowledges and choices (and hence uncertainties);
  4. that, by mapping the networks of choices and knowledges, ideologies can be visualised; and
  5. that ideology is the topology of a knowledge network, or The Network Is The Knowledge.

Please feel free to email me your comments.

Special thanks to Jeff Haley, Knox Mix, Dana Scott and Oliver Ueck for their helpful comments on late drafts.

Citation style:-
Pelling, Nick (2004) "The Network Is The Knowledge: Ideology & Strategy in Mintzberg's Ten Schools". MBA dissertation 2004, Kingston University Business School, Surrey, UK.