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Journal Issue
Volume 4 Issue 2, ICICKM 2005 / Mar 2006  pp91‑216

Editor: Charles Despres

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Generation of Human and Structural Capital: Lessons from Knowledge Management  pp91‑98

Henrik Agndal, Ulf Nilsson

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Knowledge Sharing in a Community of Practice: a Text‑Based Approach in Emergent Domains  pp99‑108

Rafif Al-Sayed, Khurshid Ahmad

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Abstract

The shared use of specialist terminology amongst the members of a community of practice is explored as evidence for the existence of the concept of terminology is described — this method uses both univariate analysis, specifically frequency distribution of single and compound words, and multivariate statistical analysis, particularly factor analysis. The results show that terminology sharing may act as a metric for knowledge sharing and knowledge diffusion among different (sub‑) communities. The case study chosen to demonstrate the efficacy of the terminology‑sharing method is drawn from breast cancer care, where texts produced for and by the three main components of the community are examined — namely the experts, the professionals and the patients. The shared use of specialist terminology amongst the members of a community of practice is explored as evidence for the existence of the concept of communal lexicon. A computer‑based method of investigating the extent of terminology is described — this method uses both univariate analysis, specifically frequency distribution of single and compound words, and multivariate statistical analysis, particularly factor analysis. The results show that terminology sharing may act as a metric for knowledge sharing and knowledge diffusion among different (sub‑) communities. The case study chosen to demonstrate the efficacy of the terminology‑sharing method is drawn from cancer care — especially breast cancer care, where texts produced for and by the three main components of the community are examined — namely the experts, the professionals and the patients. 

 

Keywords: Knowledge diffusion and sharing, community of practice, communal lexicon, corpus linguistics, special language terminology, multivariate analysis

 

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MaKE First Steps: a Collaborative Approach to Defining Knowledge in Organisations  pp189‑206

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