European Journal of Information Systems

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 460–466 | Cite as

Material knowing: the scaffolding of human knowledgeability

Opinion and Ideas



This article is based on an address given to the Sixth European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning, and Capabilities, Cambridge, MA, in March 2005. I would like to thank Sue Newell for her invitation to develop these ideas. I am also grateful to my collaborators at MIT – JoAnne Yates, Stephanie Woerner, and Kate Kellogg – for their contributions to this work. The research discussed here was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation under award #IIS-0085725.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MIT Sloan School of ManagementCambridgeU.S.A.

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