The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management aims to publish perspectives on topics relevant to the study, implementation and management of knowledge management
Become a Reviewer for EJKM click here
Click here to see other Scholarly Electronic Journals published by API
For a range of research text books on this and complimentary topics visit the Academic Bookshop

Information about the European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) is available here.

For info on the International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning (ICICKM), click here
Information about the European Conference on Intellectual Capital (ECIC) is available here
 
Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 1, ECKM 2006 / Feb 2007  pp1‑130

Editor: Charles Despres

Download PDF (free)

Knowledge Cooperation in Online Communities: a Duality of Participation and Cultivation  pp1‑6

Marco C. Bettoni, Silvio Andenmatten, Ronny Mathieu

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to answer the question "How to design for engagement in community‑oriented knowledge management?" In order to do this we need an approach that has its primary focus on distinguishing, balancing, connecting and negotiating between knowledge in its two fundamental dimensions: individual and social. The concept of "knowledge cooperation" that we have defined as the participative cultivation of knowledge in a voluntary, informal social group", is our proposal for fulfilling the previously mentioned requirements. After introducing this definition of "knowledge cooperation" with its background in community‑oriented knowledge management, we will explain and give reasons for its constitutive elements and their unique combination in our approach. On this basis we will then describe the two coupled learning loops (participation and cultivation) which in our conception characterise the dynamics of knowledge cooperation and argue for the importance of looking at participation and cultivation as an interacting duality. Our main message is that the duality of participation and cultivation that constitutes our model of knowledge cooperation allows us both a better understanding of knowledge processes in an online community and to design active, dynamic, healthy communities where cultivating knowledge and participation in cultivating that knowledge mutually activates and sustains each other. 

 

Keywords: online communities, community-oriented knowledge management, participation, cultivation, knowledge cooperation, communities of practice

 

Share |
Alternative Accounting to Manage Intellectual Capital  pp7‑18

György Boda, Peter Szlávik

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Successful Sharing of Project Knowledge: Initiation, Implementation and Institutionalisation  pp19‑28

Waltraud Grillitsch, Alexandra Müller-Stingl, Robert Neumann

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Knowledge Management in a Virtual Community of Practice using Discourse Analysis  pp29‑42

Khalid Hafeez, Fathalla Alghatas

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Knowledge Creation through University‑Industry Collaborative Research Projects  pp43‑54

Julie Hermansand Annick Castiaux

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Notions of Knowledge Management Systems: A Gap Analysis  pp55‑62

Aboubakr A. Moteleb, Mark Woodman

Look inside Download PDF (free)

The Power in Visualising Affects in the Organisational Learning Process  pp63‑72

Theresia Olsson Neve

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Organisational Knowledge Transfer: Turning Research into Action through a Learning History  pp73‑80

Robert Parent, Julie Béliveau

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Why do Managers from Different Firms Exchange Information? A Case Study from a Knowledge‑intensive Industry  pp81‑88

Mirva Peltoniemi

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Actors and Factors: Virtual Communities for Social Innovation  pp89‑96

Susan G. Restler, Diana D. Woolis

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Journalists, the Makers and Breakers of Relational Capital  pp97‑104

Joanna Sinclair

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Exploring Knowledge Processes in User‑Centred Design  pp105‑114

Kaisa Still

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Partaking as a Tool for Knowledge Creation and Sharing in Practice  pp115‑122

June Tolsby, Per Kirkebak

Look inside Download PDF (free)

Educational Ontology and Knowledge Testing  pp123‑130

Réka Vas

Look inside Download PDF (free)