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Title Community, economic creativity, and organization / edited by Ash Amin, Joanne Roberts
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2008]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 303 pages)
Contents Prologue: Community of practice then and now / Paul Duguid -- The resurgence of community in economic thought and practice / Ash Amin, Joanne Roberts -- Community and economics / Michael Storper -- 'The art of knowing': social and tacit dimensions of knowledge and the limits of the community of practice / Paul Duguid -- Re-animating the place of thought: transformations of spatial and temporal description in the twenty-first century / Nigel Thrift -- Cognitive distance in and between communities of practice and firms: where do exploitation and exploration take place, and how are they connected? / Bart Nooteboom -- Project work as a locus of learning: the journey through practice / Harry Scarbrough, Jacky Swan -- Breakthrough innovation and the shaping of new markets: the role of communities of practice / Aurélie Delemarle, Philippe Larédo -- Buzz without being there? Communities of practice in context / Meric S. Gertler -- Knowledge-intensive firms, communities, and creative cities / Patrick Cohendet, Laurent Simon -- Open, but how much? Growth, conflict, and institutional evolution in open-source communities / Juan Mateos-Garcia, W. Edward Steinmueller -- Epilogue: Situated learning and changing practice / Jean Lave
Summary '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 text evaluates the concept and its uses, and will be an essential guide for students and researchers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communities of practice.
Organizational learning.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Negotiating.
Communities of practice.
Organizational learning.
Form Electronic book
Author Amin, Ash, editor
Roberts, Joanne, editor
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780191562815