Communities of Practice in Tourism: Working and Learning Together. An Illustrative Case Study from Northern Norway

@inproceedings{Bertella2011CommunitiesOP,
  title={Communities of Practice in Tourism: Working and Learning Together. An Illustrative Case Study from Northern Norway},
  author={Giovanna Bertella},
  year={2011}
}
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the application of Wenger's theory of Communities of Practice (CoP) to cooperative groups of small tourism actors. Empirical data about a case study of a group of firms operating in northern Norway are presented in order to illustrate and challenge the discussion. The findings suggest that Wenger's theory can be usefully applied to describe the processes and dynamics relative to the development and management of tourism products based on the identity of… CONTINUE READING