Identifying 'Hidden' Communities of Practice within Electronic Networks: Some Preliminary Premises

  title={Identifying 'Hidden' Communities of Practice within Electronic Networks: Some Preliminary Premises},
  author={Richard Ribeiro and Chris Kimble},
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 characteristics of 'hidden' communities; the relation between CoPs, Virtual Communities (VCs), Distributed Communities of Practice (DCoPs… CONTINUE READING

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