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Knowledge Networks : Innovation through Communities of Practice - Paul Hildreth

Knowledge Networks

Innovation through Communities of Practice

By: Paul Hildreth (Editor), Chris Kimble (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th October 2010
ISBN: 9781591402008
Number Of Pages: 330

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Knowledge Networks: Innovations Through Communities of Practice draws on the experience of people who have worked with CoPs in the real world and to present their combined wisdom in a form that is accessible to a wide audience. CoPs are examined from a practical, rather than a purely academic point of view. The book also examines the benefits that CoPs can bring to an organization, provides a number of case studies, lessons learned and sets of guidelines. It also looks at virtual CoPs and to the future by asking 'what next?' This book is a resource for all people who work with CoPs - both in academia and in the real world.

Prefacep. viii
Communities of Practice
Understanding the Benefits and Impact of Communities of Practicep. 1
Overcoming Knowledge Barriers with Communities of Practice: Lessons Learned Through Practical Experiencep. 14
Cultivating a Community of Practice Between Business and ITp. 24
The Paradox of Communities of Practice: Knowledge Sharing Between Communitiesp. 36
Communities of Practice and Knowledge Management
Investigating the Influence that Media Richness has on Learning in a Community of Practice: A Case Study at Oresund Bridgep. 47
CoPs for Cops: Managing and Creating Knowledge through Networked Expertisep. 58
Communities of Practice in the Royal National Lifeboat Institutionp. 70
Innoversity in Communities of Practicep. 79
User Networks as Sources of Innovationp. 96
Building Customer Communities of Practice for Business Value: Success Factors Profiled from Saba Software and Other Case Studiesp. 106
Community of Practice Development
Creating a Multi-Company Community of Practice for Chief Information Officersp. 125
Viable Communities within Organizational Contexts: Creating and Sustaining Viability in Communities of Practice at Siemens AGp. 133
Best Practices: Developing Communities that Provide Business Valuep. 142
Building Sustainable Communities of Practicep. 150
How Information Technologies Can Help Build and Sustain an Organization's CoP: Spanning the Socio-Technical Divide?p. 165
Building a Community of Practice: Technological and Social Implications for a Distributed Teamp. 184
Facilitator Toolkit for Building and Sustaining Virtual Communities of Practicep. 202
The Use of Intranets: The Missing Link Between Communities of Practice and Networks of Practice?p. 216
Moving CoPs Forward
Extending Richness with Reach: Participation and Knowledge Exchange in Electronic Networks of Practicep. 230
Trusting the Knowledge of Large Online Communities: Strategies for Leading from Behindp. 243
Double Agents: Visible and Invisible Work in an Online Community of Practicep. 256
Cultivating a Public Sector Knowledge Management Community of Practicep. 267
Click Connect and Coalesce for NGOs: Exploring the Intersection Between Online Networks, CoPs, and Eventsp. 282
Where Did That Community Go? Communities of Practice That "Disappear"p. 295
Glossaryp. 308
About the Editorsp. 315
About the Authorsp. 317
Indexp. 328
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ISBN: 9781591402008
ISBN-10: 159140200X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 330
Published: 12th October 2010
Publisher: IGI Global
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.91 x 18.03  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.89