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Organizational Knowledge Facilitation through Communities of Practice in Emerging Markets

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Communities of Practice are accessible to both experts and new members of a particular community with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds as well as varying social expectations and experiences. Despite the tremendous opportunities for collective learning and knowledge sharing that Communities of Practice offer, not enough is known about these communities in emerging economies and their potential to facilitate cooperation between experts from around the world. Organizational Knowledge Facilitation through Communities of Practice and Emerging Markets seeks to fill the knowledge gap surrounding Communities of Practice and their role within developing nations. Focusing on critical topics related to different types of knowledge communities and the ways in which such communities generate innovation, this research-based publication is an ideal reference source for academics, business professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, and those currently studying at the graduate level.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW OF THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE BOOK
    2. DEVELOPED ECONOMIES AND RISING ECONOMIES COOPERATION IN THE WORLD TODAY AND THE ROLE CoPs CAN PLAY IN IT
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. PROJECTED IMPACT OF THE BOOK ON THE ADVANCEMENTS IN THE FIELD
    5. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    6. REFERENCES
  6. Chapter 1: Transferring Knowledge through Cross-Border Communities of Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERARY REVIEW
    4. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND CULTURAL DIVERSITIES: LESSON FROM GLOBE PROJECT
    5. GLOBE CASE STUDY
    6. WINNING STRATEGIES INTO RISING ECONOMIES: THE ROLE OF “MULTICULTURAL BRIDGES” WITHIN CCOP
    7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
  7. Chapter 2: Communities of Practice in Transition Economies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE (CoPs)
    5. TRANSITION ECONOMIES
    6. ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
    7. NATIONAL CULTURE
    8. CHALLENGES AND LIMITATIONS FOR CoPs IN TRANSITION ECONOMIES
    9. DISCUSSION
    10. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Chapter 3: Mentoring Programs as a Basis for Creating Communities of Practices in Tourism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORING PROGRAMS FOR TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE
    5. FRAMEWORK FOR INTRODUCTION OF MENTORING PROGRAMS IN TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS
    6. MEASURING THE QUALITY OF THE MENTORING PROCESS
    7. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 4: What Can Reverse Mentoring Relationships Contribute to Communities of Practice involving Developed and Rising Economies?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MENTORING AND REVERSE MENTORING WITHIN COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 5: The Emergence of Women Entrepreneurs and Communities of Practice within the Global Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE EMERGENCE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT: PARTICIPATION AND BARRIERS
    4. WOMEN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS CONTRIBUTORS TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
    5. COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
    6. THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE AND ICTs ON WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ PARTICIPATION IN GLOBAL CONTEXT
    7. RESEARCH METHODS
    8. DISCUSSIONS AND ANALYSIS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 6: Hints for Rethinking Communities of Practice in Public Administration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PROMOTING INFORMAL LEARNING THROUGH KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
    5. METHOD
    6. RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
    8. RETHINKING THE ROLE OF COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE IN RISING ECONOMIES. LESSONS LEARNED FROM CATALAN STUDY
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 7: IT – Offshoring and a Cross National Intra Organizational Community of Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. DISCUSSION
    5. REFERENCES
  13. Chapter 8: Communities of Practice as Tool of Enhancing Competitiveness in Rising Economies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. CHINESE OPEN INNOVATION SYSTEM
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 9: Does a Knowledge Management Community Manage Knowledge?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 10: Reflections on the Roles of Community of Practice (CoP) in Engineering Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHY INCORPORATING COP INTO ENGINEERING CURRICULUM?
    4. BACKGROUND TO COP
    5. LEARNING THEORIES FOR IMPLEMENTING CoP IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION CURRICULA
    6. DEVELOPMENTS OF PRACTICES AND SUPPORT INTERVENTIONS FOR INCORPORATING COP INTO WIL
    7. EVALUATION
    8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTON
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING SECTION
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 11: Utilizing Communities of Practice to Facilitate Knowledge Sharing in the Digital Age
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. UTILIZATION OF COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE TOWARD KNOWLEDGE SHARING FACILITATION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 12: The Perfomativity of a Cop in Innovation Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INNOVATING IN BRAZIL THROUGH CLUSTERING POLICY
    3. INNOVATION POLICY VERSUS INNOVATION PRACTICE: CHALLENGES IN THE BRAZILIAN CONTEXT
    4. REVISITING THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE IN THE INNOVATION CONTEXT
    5. THE CHALLENGE OF HIGHLIGHTING THE PERFORMATIVITY DEVELOPMENT OF CoP OF INNOVATION
    6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    7. DATA COLLECTION
    8. THE STUDY OF A CASE SAN PEDRO VALLEY (SPV)
    9. SAN PEDRO VALLEY CASE STUDY: THE CONTRIBUTION TO REINFORCE INNOVATION PROCESS OF BELO HORIZONTE TIC CLUSTER
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ENDNOTES
  18. Chapter 13: Logistics, Marketing and Knowledge Management in the Community of Consumers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BRIEF COMMENTS ABOUT THE GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE DYNAMIC KNOWLEDGE
    5. THE MARKETING AND SALES MANAGER OF THE MoLoBaC
    6. MARKETING AND SALES MANAGER AND GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE WITH COMMUNITIES OF CONSUMERS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors