Dualities, distributed communities of practice and knowledge management

  title={Dualities, distributed communities of practice and knowledge management},
  author={Chris Kimble and Paul Hildreth},
  journal={J. Knowledge Management},
Purpose – This main aim of this article is to explore the relationship between knowledge management (KM) and communities of practice (CoPs) in general and virtual CoPs in particular. A subsidiary aim is to provide some practical guidelines about how virtual CoPs can be facilitated and maintained. Design/methodology/approach – The relationship between KM and CoPs is explored using theoretical constructs, the notion of a duality, and data from a case study. The article reports on a case study of… CONTINUE READING


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