Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management

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Coakes, Elayne
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Oct 31, 2005 - Business & Economics - 642 pages
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During the past several decades, information technologies have had profound impacts on organizations and societies of all size and types. In today's rapidly changing information science discipline, it is extremely important for researchers, educators, and policy makers to keep up with the latest research and practices of the utilization and sharing of information and knowledge management and their organizational and sociotechnical impacts.

The Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research in the field of communities of practice (CoPs) in information and knowledge management. With knowledge management work on the increase, this single volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive, critical and descriptive examination of all facets of CoPs in information and knowledge management in societies and organizations. Hundreds of international researchers provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and practical issues as well as topics regarding learning, leadership, ethics, social, intellectual, rewards, and language challenges.

 

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Contents

An Adaptive MultiAgent Environment
1
Aspects and Issues of Communities of Malpractice
6
Boundaries in Communities
11
Building a Dynamic Model of Community Knoowledge Sharing
14
A Classification of Communities of Practice
21
Collective Learning within CoPs
30
Communities and Evaluation of EGovernment Services
32
Communities of Implementation
35
Knowledge Transfer within Interorganizational Networks
307
Leadership Issues in Communities of Practice
317
Leadership Issues within a Community of Practice
319
Life Cycle of Communities of Practice
323
The Limits of Communities of Practice
327
Linking Communities of Practice and Project Teams in the Construction Industry
335
Linking Organisational Culture and Communities of Practice
340
Linking Small Business Networks with Innovation
346

Communities of Learners in Paleography and ICT
43
Communities of Practice and Critical Social Theory
49
Communities of Practice and Organizational Development for Ethics and Values
55
Communities of Practice and other Organizational Groups
59
Communities of Practice and Technology Support
63
Communities of Practice and the Development of Best Practices
66
Communities of Practice as Facilitators of Knowledge Exchange
68
Communities of Practice for Organisational Learning
74
Community of Practice and the Special Language Ground
77
A Comparison of the Features of some CoP Software
89
The Concept of Communities of Practice
92
Context Based Approach to Applying Virtual Reality
97
The Contribution of Communities of Practice to Project Management
104
Creating the Entrepreneurial University
108
Creating Value with Regional Communities of SMEs
115
Critical Success Factors for the Successful Introduction of an Intellectual Capital Management System
124
Discovering Communities of Practice through Social Network Analysis
129
Discovering Implicit Knowledge from Data Warehouses
131
Distinguishing Work Groups Virtual Teams and Electronic Networks of Practice
138
Document Management Organizational Memory and Mobile Environment
141
Economic Issues of Onlien Professional Communities
148
Encouraging Research through Communities of Practice
157
Exploring the Role of Communities of Practice in Regional Innovation Systems
163
Exploring the Selection of Technology for Enabling Communities
166
Facilitating and Improving Organisational Community Life
177
Facilitating Technology Transfer Among Engineering Community Members
185
Formal Work Groups and Communities of Practice
194
The Globalization Paradigm and Latin Americas Digital Gap
198
Hybrid Knowledge Networks Supporting the Collaborative Multidisciplinary Research
204
Identifying Knowledge Flows in Communities of Practice
210
The Impact of Communities of Practice
218
Information Security as a Community of Practice
224
Integrating Knowledge Performance and Learning Systems
226
International Knowledge transfer as a Challenge for Communities of Practice
234
InterOrganisational Knowledge Transfer Process Model
239
IS Design for Community of Practices Knowledge Challenge
246
An IT Perspective on Supporting Communities of Practice
257
Knowledge Communities Communities of Practice and Knowledge Networks
264
Knowledge Exchange in Networks of Practice
272
Knowledge Extraction and Sharing in External Communities of Practice
278
Knowledge Management in Civil Infrastructure Systems
286
Knowledge Management in Supply Chain Networks
293
Knowledge Sharing through Communities of Practice in the Voluntary sector
301
The Living Tradition of Yaren Talks as an Indigenous Communicty of Practice in Todays Knowledge Society
353
Managing Complexity via Communities of Practice
357
Managing Intellectual Capital and Intellectual Property within Software Development Communities of Practice
364
Market of Resources as a Knowledge Management Enabler in VE
375
Metaphors as Cognitive Devices in Communities of Practice
386
Networks of People as an Emerging Business Model
389
Observed Patterns of Dysfunctional Collaboration in Virtual Teams
391
Open Collectivism and Knowledge Communities in Japan
397
Organisational Change Elements of Establishing Facilitating and Supporting CoPs
400
Promoting Participation in Communities of Practice
407
Psychoanalysis Organisations and Communities
419
Psychologically Aware IT Workers
430
Quality of Knowledge in Virtual Entities
436
The Reformation of Communities of Practice
443
The Role of Technology in Supporting Communities of Practice
446
The Role of Trust in Virtual and CoLocated Communities of Practice
453
Shaping Social Structure in Virtual Communities of Practice
459
A Social Informatics Framework for Sustaining Virtual Communities of Practice
466
Social Network Analysis and Communities of Practice
474
Social Philosophy Communities and the Epistemic Shifts
481
Social Resistance in Virtual Communities
487
Sociotechnical Theory and Communities of Practice
494
Strategic Objectives of CoPs and Organizational Learning
497
Supporting Communities of Practice in the Electronic Commerce World
502
Tacit Knowledge in Communities of Practice
508
TacitExplicit and SpecificGeneral Knowledge Interactions in CoPs
514
Teamwork Issues in Virtual Teams
523
TeamWork Issues in Virtual Teams
529
Technical Issues Facing Work Groups Teams and Knowledge Networks
532
Training and Articulating Public Agencies in Argentina
537
Transfer of Information and Knowledge in the Project Management
544
Trust in Virtual Teams
551
Understanding Communities of Practice to Support Collaborative Research
558
Use and Methods of Social Network Analysis in Knowledge Management
565
Using Emerging Technologies for Effective Pedagogy in Management Education
575
Virtual RolePlaying Communities Wold and World
580
Virtual Teaming
583
Virtual Teams and Communities of Practice
587
What Organisational Development Theory Can Contribute to Our Understanding of Communities of Practice
589
Working and Learning in Interdisciplinary Project Communities
594
Index of Key Terms
603
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Elayne Coakes is a senior lecturer in business information management. She has a BA (Pub Admin) from Sheffield Polytechnic, a MSc (information systems), and a PhD (information systems) from Brunel University. Her current research relates to knowledge sharing in organizations. She is an internationally acknowledged expert on sociotechnical thinking and knowledge management. She was a visiting professor in Seville University (Spain), under the government grant scheme for distinguished, international scholars, a visiting research fellow in Queens University (Canada), and a keynote speaker at Manchester University (UK) at the Tribute day for Enid Mumford. As the Vice-Chair of the BCS Sociotechnical Special Group she is active in promoting information systems and has edited three books of international contributions in this field. Since then she has co-authored Beyond Knowledge Management and the Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management. Additionally, she has published more than sixty book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and conference papers.

Steve Clarke, Ph.D.received a BSc in Economics from The University of Kingston Upon Hull, an MBA from the University of Luton, and a PhD in human centred approaches to information systems development from Brunel University (UK). He is a professor of Information Systems in the University of Hull Business School (UK). He has extensive experience in management systems and information systems consultancy and research, focusing primarily on the identification and satisfaction of user needs and issues connected with knowledge management. His research interests include: social theory and information systems practice; strategic planning; and the impact of user involvement in the development of management systems. Professor Clarke is the co-editor of two books, Socio-Technical and Human Cognition Elements of Information Systems, 2003 published by Idea Group Publishing, and Beyond Knowledge Management, 2004 published by Idea Group Publishing. [Editor]

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