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Supporting innovation: communities of practice and change

Coakes, Elayne and Smith, Peter A.C. (2007) Supporting innovation: communities of practice and change. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, 8 (S1). ISSN 1705-9232

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This paper discusses the idea that Communities of Practice are the place where innovation takes place in organisations. Innovation leaders and opinion leaders, the paper argues, are to be found by analysing the trust-tagged social networks that are to be found in organisations. The trust networks support the development of this capability by building and sustaining the Social Capital necessary for innovation and opinion leaders to develop, flourish, and support their communities.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Communities of Practice, social networks, opinion leaders, social capital, innovation
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:2730
Deposited On:05 Dec 2006
Last Modified:17 Oct 2011 14:46

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