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)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: a b s t r a c t Although Communities of Practice have become a core concept in(More)
The aim of the York Doctoral Symposium (YDS) is to establish a platform for dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of computing by giving doctoral students an opportunity for presenting their ongoing research in computer science and scientific computing. In particular, the symposium intends(More)
The aim of the York Doctoral Symposium (YDS) is to establish a platform for dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of computing by giving doctoral students an opportunity for presenting their ongoing research in computer science and scientific computing. In particular, the symposium intends(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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