1st Edition

Communities of Practice
A Special Issue of trends in Communication

ISBN 9780805896381
Published May 1, 2002 by Routledge
96 Pages

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Book Description

In this special issue of Trends in Communication management scholars share their ideas and research findings about the use of the community concept in the areas of knowledge management, organizational learning, innovation, and virtual learning. This fine collection of "community of practice" papers shows a variety of perspectives and applications on a new organizational phenomenon.

Table of Contents

Contents: Editorial. H. Scarbrough, J. Swan, Knowledge Communities and Innovation. D. Sole, M. Huysman, Knowledge, Practice, and the Role of Location: A Community of Practice Perspective. E. von Hippel, Innovation by User Communities. J. Broendsted, B. Elkjaer, Learning With ICT in Communities of Practice. M. Asensio, V. Hodgson, Virtual Communities in Education: Culture of Cultural Artifact? M. Huysman, P. van Baalen, Knowledge Sharing, Communities, and Social Capital: A Relational Base of Knowledge Management.

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