Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage

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HernŠez, Olga Rivera
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2011 - Business & Economics - 540 pages
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Communities of practice have become increasingly influential within management literature and practice since being identified as an important mechanism through which individual, organizational, and social knowledge is held, transferred, and created.

The Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage provides a sound understanding of the managerial implications of communities of practice as well as their opportunities and limits for knowledge management. A defining body of research, this collection of international findings fosters innovation within management and assists organizations in the improvement of performance.

 

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Contents

A Communities of Practice Approach to Management Knowledge Dissemination
1
Sharing Knowledge through Communities of Practice
19
Communities of Practice as Work Teams to Knowledge Management
32
Ba and Communities of Practice in Research and Strategic Communities as a Way Forward
46
Unraveling Power Dynamics in Communities of Practice
70
Conceptual Foundations of Communities of Practice as Organizational Structures
83
Samson and Delilah as a Discourse of Communities of Practice
102
Communities of Practice
123
Future Tools for Sharing Knowledge
283
The Roles of Peripheral Participants and Brokers
297
CoPs Organizational Identity
308
Within and Between CoP Knowledge Sharing in KnowledgeIntensive Firms
337
Knowledge Sharing Within and Between Communities of Practice in a Knowledge Intensive Organization
363
Creativity in Action
382
A CoP for Research Activities in Universities
396
Communities of Practice in Public Administration
421

Knowledge Creation Ba and CoP
145
Community and Advantage in the Effects Industry
162
PeopleFocused Knowledge Sharing Initiatives in MediumHigh and High Technology Companies
185
Communities of Practice Based Business Performance Evaluation
201
Management Fads Communities of Practice and Innovation
222
Triple Helix Organisations Communities of Practice and Time
245
CrossOrganization Virtual CoP
265
Growing the eLIDA CAMEL Community of Practice Case Study
443
Evaluating CoPs in Cancer Surgery
456
Compilation of References
467
About the Contributors
498
Index
505
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Olga Rivera, PhD, is a Professor in Organization and Business Policy and Head of the team on Innovation and Knowledge Management at the University of Deusto (San Sebastian). Professor Rivera has worked on Clusters, Learning Organizations and Learning Networks, focusing in these last years on the interaction between Knowledge Sharing and Innovation Capability. Nowadays she has been nominated as Vice Minister of Health Innovation by the Basque Government, and she is devoted to the modernization, improvement and sustainability of the Basque Public Health System. She received her Business Bachelor Degree from the University of Deusto and her PhD from the University of Madrid. Professor Rivera has published many articles in the area of organizational learning and knowledge management.

Eduardo Bueno-Campos. Professor of Business Economics at the Universidad Autůnoma de Madrid, Head of the University Institute for Research (IADE) and Managing Director for Innovation of the Scientific Park of Madrid. Prof. Bueno is one of the most important Spanish authors within the field of Business Organization, especially in the field regarding Strategic Management and its approach based on knowledge, and has many research publications and projects with public and private organizations. [Editor]

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