SpringerBriefs in Information Systems

Knowledge Preservation Through Community of Practice

Theoretical Issues and Empirical Evidence

Authors: Agrifoglio, Rocco

  • ​​Investigates knowledge preservation as a business process​​
  • Appeals to researchers as well as practitioners
  • Presents evidence on different techniques through multiple case studies
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This book links knowledge management literature and information systems research to explore the process of knowledge preservation within a community of practice. It contributes to existing literature in different ways. First, it provides a conceptualization of the “community knowledge preservation” process. In contrast to previous knowledge management research, knowledge preservation is thus viewed as a process in its own right rather than an integral part of knowledge creation and sharing. Furthermore, the book also investigates how communities of practice preserve knowledge, by identifying the main mechanisms and tools enabling members to select, store and actualize the explicit and tacit forms of collective knowledge. More in general, the book presents guidance on how to use communities of practice to ensure the preservation of knowledge in development processes, for individuals and organizations alike.  

About the authors

Rocco Agrifoglio PhD is Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at "Parthenope" University of Naples, Italy. He has earned his PhD in Management and Business Administration from the same university and has also been a visiting scholar at University of Westminster, London, UK. His primary research interests are in technology acceptance and usage, as well as its effects on individual and organizational performance, community of practice, and e-court. He has participated as speaker in several international conferences, including Mediterranean Conference of Information Systems (MICIS), European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) and the Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS (ItAIS). He has published numerous papers in journals, including Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS) and International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Preserving Knowledge in Organizations

    Agrifoglio, Rocco

    Pages 1-24

  • Communities of Practice

    Agrifoglio, Rocco

    Pages 25-46

  • Preserving Knowledge Through Community of Practice

    Agrifoglio, Rocco

    Pages 47-66

  • Empirical Evidence About Community Knowledge Preservation

    Agrifoglio, Rocco

    Pages 67-83

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22234-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22233-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge Preservation Through Community of Practice
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Issues and Empirical Evidence
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Information Systems
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22234-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22234-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-22233-2
Series ISSN
2192-4929
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 83
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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