The author of this article not only attempts to identify the most important causes of knowledge asymmetry within network organization by presenting the complexity of this issue but also indicates the reasons for knowledge disharmonious development. Being focused on the negative results of knowledge asymmetry the author shows that synergic effect within the net of relations may be achieved through the proper cooperation of economical partners. Moreover, the author of this article makes a hypothesis that knowledge asymmetry within a network results in decrease of network companies' market value. In the final part of the article the author presents the factors which are responsible for the disruption of relations between companies and which are usually caused by an inconsiderate management of the intangible asset, namely, the knowledge.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.