"The Art of Knowing": Social and Tacit Dimensions of Knowledge and the Limits of the Community of Practice

@article{Duguid2005TheAO,
  title={"The Art of Knowing": Social and Tacit Dimensions of Knowledge and the Limits of the Community of Practice},
  author={Paul Duguid},
  journal={Inf. Soc.},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={109-118}
}
  • Paul Duguid
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Inf. Soc.
  • Community of practice theory is inherently a social theory. As such it is distinct from more individualist accounts of human behavior, such as mainstream economics. Consequently, community of practice theory and economics favor different accounts of knowledge. Taking a community of practice perspective, this article challenges economists' attempts to reduce knowledge to information held by individuals and to reject tacit knowledge as mere uncodified explicit knowledge. The essay argues that… CONTINUE READING

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