Communities of practice: Performance and evolution

  title={Communities of practice: Performance and evolution},
  author={Bernardo A. Huberman and Tad Hogg},
  journal={Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory},
We present a detailed model of collaboration in communities of practice and we examine its dynamical consequences for the group as a whole. We establish the existence of a novel mechanism that allows the community to naturally adapt to growth, specialization, or changes in the environment without the need for central controls. This mechanism relies on the appearance of a dynamical instability that initates an exploration of novel interactions, eventually leading to higher performance for the… CONTINUE READING
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