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Communities of practice : community, economic creativity, and organization

Author: Ash Amin; Joanne Roberts
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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'Communities of practice', like 'social capital' and 'networks', is an idea that has been widely adopted in the social sciences, particularly in discussion of innovation and creativity. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ash Amin; Joanne Roberts
ISBN: 9780199545506 9780199545490 0199545499 0199545502
OCLC Number: 461180529
Description: xvii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue Community of Practice Then and Now ; 1. The Resurgence of Community in Economic Thought and Practice ; PART I: COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY AND ECONOMY ; 2. Community and Economics ; 3. "The Art of Knowing": Social and Tacit Dimensions of Knowledge and the Limits of the Community of Practice ; 4. Re-animating the Place of Thought: Transformations of Spatial and Temporal Description in the Twenty-first Century ; PART II: BRIDGING COGNITIVE DISTANCE ; 5. Cognitive Distance in and Between CoP's and Firms: Where do exploitation and exploration Take Place, and How are They Connected? ; 6. Project Work as a Locus of Learning: The Journey Through Practice ; 7. Breakthrough Innovation and the Shaping of New Markets: The Role of Communities of Practice ; PART III: ACHIEVING RELATIONAL PROXIMITY ; 8. Buzz without Being There? Communities of Practice in Context ; 9. Knowledge Intensive Firms, Communities and Creative Cities ; 10. Open, But How Much? Growth, Conflict and Institutional Evolution in Open Source Communities ; Epilogue Situated Learning and Changing Practice
Responsibility: edited by Ash Amin, Joanne Roberts.

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