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Cultivating communities of practice : a guide to managing knowledge

Author: Etienne Wenger; Richard A McDermott; William Snyder
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press, ©2002.
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"In Cultivating Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder argue that while communities form naturally, organizations need to become more proactive and systematic about developing and integrating them into their strategy. This book provides practical models and methods for stewarding these communities to reach their full potential - without squelching the inner drive that makes  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Etienne Wenger; Richard A McDermott; William Snyder
ISBN: 1578513308 9781578513307
OCLC Number: 48083908
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Communities of practice and their value to organizations --
Communities of practice and their structural elements --
Seven principles for cultivating communities of practice --
The early stages of development: planning and launching communities of practice --
The mature stages of development: growing and sustaining communities of practice --
The challenge of distributed communities --
The downside of communities of practice --
Measuring and managing value creation --
Community-based knowledge initiatives --
Reweaving the world: communities beyond organizations.
Responsibility: Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, William Snyder.
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"In Cultivating Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder argue that while communities form naturally, organizations need to become more proactive and systematic about developing and integrating them into their strategy. This book provides practical models and methods for stewarding these communities to reach their full potential - without squelching the inner drive that makes them so valuable."--Jacket.

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