In today's rapidly changing information science discipline, it is extremely important for researchers, educators, and policy makers to keep up with the latest research and practices of the utilization and sharing of information and knowledge management and their organizational and sociotechnical impacts.
Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management is the leading reference source for dynamic and innovative research in the field of communities of practice (CoPs) in information and knowledge management. With knowledge management work on the increase, this single volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive, critical and descriptive examination of all facets of CoPs in information and knowledge management in societies and organizations. Hundreds of international researchers provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and practical issues as well as topics regarding learning, leadership, ethics, social, intellectual, rewards, and language challenges.
Key features include:
- Numerous research contributions from leading scholars from all over the world on all aspects of communities of practice in information and knowledge management
- Comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent and future trends and describing the latest advances
- A compendium of more than 550 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms written by eminent international experts
- Over 1,950 comprehensive references on existing literature and research on communities of practice in information and knowledge management
- Organized by titles and indexed by authors and topics, making it a convenient method of reference for readers
- Cross referencing of key terms, figures and information pertinent to communities of practice in information and knowledge management
Originally published in print format in 2005.