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The duality of knowledge
We argue that KM is essentially about people and the earlier technology driven approaches, which failed to consider this, were bound to be limited in their success. Expand
Communities of practice in the distributed international environment
This paper looks at an area where KM does not offer sufficient support, that is, the sharing of knowledge that is not easy to articulate. Expand
Knowledge Networks: Innovation Through Communities of Practice
This work explores the inner workings of an organizational, internationally distributed Community of Practice. It highlights the weaknesses of the traditional KM approach of capture-codify-store andExpand
Innovation and knowledge sharing across professional boundaries: Political interplay between boundary objects and brokers
We investigate the role played by boundary objects and brokers in the process of cross-boundary knowledge sharing. Expand
Effective Virtual Teams through Communities of Practice
This paper examines the nature of virtual teams and their place in the networked economy. It presents a framework for categorising virtual teams and argues that fundamental changes have taken placeExpand
Dualities, distributed communities of practice and knowledge management
Abstract: Purpose – This main aim of this article is to explore the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and communities of practice (CoPs) in general and virtual CoPs in particular. Expand
Communities of practice : creating learning environments for educators
The term community of practice (CoP) was developed in the early 1990s to describe a mode of social learning. A number of CoP-related initiatives have been developed in education around the world andExpand
Communities of Practice: Going One Step Too Far?
In the late 1990s, Knowledge Management (KM) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) seemed inseparable. CoPs appeared to offer the key to reversing the failure of some of the earlier technologicallyExpand
Communities of Practice: Going Virtual
In this paper we explore a relatively new approach to knowledge sharing using Lave and Wenger’s (1991) theory of Communities of Practice (CoPs). Expand