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dc.contributor.author Hara, Noriko
dc.contributor.author Kling, Rob
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-05T20:51:21Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-05T20:51:21Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Hara, N., & Kling, R. (2002). Communities of practice with and without Information Technology. Proceedings of the 65th annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 39, 338-349. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/1022
dc.description.abstract Despite strong interest among practitioners and scholars, the study of communities of practice (CoPs) and Information Technology (IT) is short of empirical research. This paper presents a theoretical framework for communities of practice and provides alternative perspectives on IT supports for communities of practice. The framework was developed based on the literature and ethnographic case studies of communities of practice within two organizations. The study examines how people share and construct their knowledge and how they use collaborative IT to support work practices in two organizations. The surprising finding is that the groups that used IT most intensively had the least well-developed CoPs. The results of the study would inform practice and research in Knowledge Management. en
dc.description.sponsorship Indiana University en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP-02-02 en
dc.subject social informatics en
dc.subject community of practice en
dc.subject CSCW en
dc.subject CoP en
dc.subject knowledge management en
dc.subject IT en
dc.title IT Supports for Communities of Practice: An Empirically-based Framework en
dc.type Working Paper en


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