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Journal Issue
Volume 3 Issue 1 / Apr 2005  pp1‑64

Editor: Charles Despres

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An Empirical Study of the Impact of Question Structure on Recipient Attitude during Knowledge Sharing  pp1‑10

Heather Bircham-Connolly, James Corner, Stephen Bowden

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To shape practice act on theories  pp11‑22

Matteo Bonifacio, Chiara Zini

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Practice based studies have provided rich descriptions of knowledge dynamics. On the other hand, they led to conceptualizations that question the possibility to view knowledge as a resource that can be oriented and shaped by managers. From this perspective, questions such as why an existing community has developed, or how to enable the emergence of a new community, are still unanswered. Such weaknesses are rooted in a tendency to ignore the cognitive motivations (theories) that lead actors to behave in a particular way. As a consequence, we propose that social practice can be explained as the outcome of interlocking cognitive theories and, moreover, that to shape practice, we need to act on theories. 


Keywords: communities of practice, situated learning, cognition, knowledge management, organizational learning, theory of action


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The Success of Virtual Communities of Practice: The Leadership Factor  pp23‑34

Anne Bourhis, Line Dubé, Réal Jacob

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The Ambiguous Relationship of Leadership and Intellectual Capital: Understanding how Intellectual Capital is Developed  pp35‑44

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A Conceptualization of Knowledge Management Practices Through Knowledge, Awareness and Meaning  pp45‑52

Nathan Nifco

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The Impact of Stories  pp53‑64

Joanna Sinclair

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