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.
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.