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Going virtual : distributed communities of practice

Author: Paul M Hildreth
Publisher: Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Pub., ©2004.
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Aiming to show how more subtle kinds of knowledge can be managed in a distributed international environment, this text describes academic work in the field of knowledge management. A particular focus  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hildreth, Paul M., 1959-
Going virtual.
Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Pub., ©2004
(DLC) 2003008766
(OCoLC)52127671
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Hildreth
ISBN: 1591401658 9781591401650 159140164X 9781591401643 1591402719 9781591402718
OCLC Number: 53207149
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 268 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Background and Context --
Knowledge in the Modern Organisation --
The Need to Manage the Knowledge Resource --
Knowledge Management --
Managing Knowledge from the Historical Perspective --
Globalisation--The Need to Manage Knowledge Distributed Over Space --
What is Missing? --
KM Views of Knowledge --
Viewing Knowledge Differently --
What is Soft Knowledge? --
Distributed Cognition --
What is the Distributed Cognition View of Knowledge? --
Boundary Objects --
Common Ground --
Communities of Practice --
What is a Community of Practice? --
Informing the Other Views Regarding Soft Knowledge --
Distributed Cognition --
Boundary Objects --
Common Ground --
Making Softer Knowledge Hard --
Going Virtual --
The Issues in Going Virtual --
Virtual Working --
A Virtual CoP? --
Living with the Community --
Living with the CoP--Stage One --
Introduction to the Community --
A Week in the Life of a Distributed International CoP --
Welcome to the World of WWIT --
What Issues Did We Find in Stage One? --
The CoP --
Distribution/Globalisation --
Communication/Collaboration --
Culture --
Face-to-Face Interaction --
Importance of Shared Artefacts --
Moving Toward Stage Two --
Stage Two--Visiting the American Core --
WWITMan Face-to-Face --
Arrival and Day 1 --
Day 2: Friday --
The Weekend --
Monday --
Tuesday--The Announcement --
The Final Two Days --
Issues and Insights --
The CoP --
Distribution/Globalisation --
Communication/Collaboration --
Culture --
Relationships --
Participation --
The Artefact --
A Look at Other CoPs.
Responsibility: Paul M. Hildreth.

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