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Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning
Many teaching practices implicitly assume that conceptual knowledge can be abstracted from the situations in which it is learned and used. This article argues that this assumption inevitably limitsExpand
Organizational Learning and Communities-of-Practice: Toward a Unified View of Working, Learning, and Innovation
Recent ethnographic studies of workplace practices indicate that the ways people actually work usually differ fundamentally from the ways organizations describe that work in manuals, trainingExpand
Knowledge and Organization: A Social-Practice Perspective
While the recent focus on knowledge has undoubtedly benefited organizational studies, the literature still presents a sharply contrasting and even contradictory view of knowledge, which at times isExpand
The Social Life of Information
From the Publisher: For years pundits have predicted that information technology will obliterate the need for almost everything--from travel to supermarkets to business organizations to social lifeExpand
Organizing Knowledge
have a doubtful future in the information economy. The new technologies that are helping to define this new economy are simultaneously battering the venerable institutions of the old economy—theExpand
“The Art of Knowing”: Social and Tacit Dimensions of Knowledge and the Limits of the Community of Practice
  • P. Duguid
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Inf. Soc.
  • 1 April 2005
This article challenges economists' attempts to reduce knowledge to information held by individuals and to reject tacit knowledge as mere uncodified explicit knowledge and attempts to limit the scope of community of practice analysis. Expand
Balancing act: how to capture knowledge without killing it.
D Dot-com companies are a hotbed of innovative practices but as they mature, they, like Xerox, may find that they need seasoned managers who can harness those practices through the judicious application of constructive processes. Expand
Local Knowledge
The ubiquity of information makes it easy to overlook the local character of innovative knowledge. Nowhere is this local character more overlooked yet paradoxically more evident than in SiliconExpand
Borderline Issues: Social and Material Aspects of Design
The shared use of artifacts is, we argue, supported by latent border resources, which lie beyond what is usually recognized as the canonical artifact. These unnoticed resources are developed overExpand
The Social Life of Documents
Documents are evolving as means for structuring and navigating information space, and resources for constructing and negotiating social space