Richard Ribeiro

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This paper examines the possibility of discovering 'hidden' (potential) Communities of Practice (CoPs) inside electronic networks, and then using this knowledge to nurture them into a fully developed Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP). Starting from the standpoint of the need to manage knowledge, it discusses several questions related to this subject: the(More)
Although Communities of Practice have become a core concept in understanding how knowledge is managed within organizations, there have been few studies of the praxis of formation of Communities of Practice. In this article, we report on a Grounded Theory study of the members of a previously identified Community of Practice within the UK Higher Education(More)
each year. Of these, approximately 200 000 live in low-and middle-income countries with an estimated survival rate of less than 25%, while in high-income countries survival rates of 80% have been achieved. 1 With no reliable data from Africa, where only one dedicated national children's cancer register exists, 2 the burden of childhood malignant disease can(More)
This paper puts forwards a new way to view how Communities of Practice (CoPs) form in environments that make heavy use of information systems. It uses a concept from Physics to suggest a new type of CoP that can exist in workplaces. In order to do that, the paper uses a simplified taxonomy for CoPs to outline the 'Quantum-CoPs'. These Communities are(More)
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