Knowledge and Organization: A Social-Practice Perspective

  title={Knowledge and Organization: A Social-Practice Perspective},
  author={John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid},
  journal={Organization Science},
While the recent focus on knowledge has undoubtedly benefited organizational studies, the literature still presents a sharply contrasting and even contradictory view of knowledge, which at times is described as "sticky" and at other times "leaky." This paper is written on the premise that there is more than a problem with metaphors at issue here, and more than accounts of different types of knowledge (such as "tacit" and "explicit") can readily explain. Rather, these contrary descriptions of… Expand
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