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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 1, ECKM 2006 / Feb 2007  pp1‑130

Editor: Charles Despres

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

Marco C. Bettoni, Silvio Andenmatten, Ronny Mathieu

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Alternative Accounting to Manage Intellectual Capital  pp7‑18

György Boda, Peter Szlávik

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

Waltraud Grillitsch, Alexandra Müller-Stingl, Robert Neumann

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

Khalid Hafeez, Fathalla Alghatas

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Abstract

The topic of Community‑of‑Practice (CoP) has been discussed in the management literature in the earlier part of 1990's, and since attracted a lot of attention from academics and professionals around the globe. Communities of Practice (CoP) have become a strategic approach for fostering learning and transferring knowledge. However, there are a few studies, which explain what makes a community to engage in a discussion to share their knowledge and experience. This paper discusses the anatomy of a CoP, and examines a number of knowledge management tools such as story telling and discourse analysis to illustrate how knowledge is transferred and learning takes place in a virtual Community of Practice. Results are presented from a 'live' virtual community of practice, which is in the maturity period of its life cycle to discuss the role of domain experts and moderators how they facilitate to engage the community in dialogues and help generate the new knowledge. Also using Nonaka and Takeuchi's knowledge spiral model it is explained how learning takes place in this virtual community of practice. 

 

Keywords: Community of practice, discourse analysis, knowledge management, story telling, Nonaka and Takeuchi's knowledge spiral model

 

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

Julie Hermansand Annick Castiaux

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

Aboubakr A. Moteleb, Mark Woodman

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

Theresia Olsson Neve

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

Robert Parent, Julie Béliveau

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

Mirva Peltoniemi

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

Susan G. Restler, Diana D. Woolis

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

Joanna Sinclair

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Exploring Knowledge Processes in User‑Centred Design  pp105‑114

Kaisa Still

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

June Tolsby, Per Kirkebak

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Educational Ontology and Knowledge Testing  pp123‑130

Réka Vas

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