Communities of management knowledge diffusion

Roberts, Joanne (2010) Communities of management knowledge diffusion. Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation, 28 (2). pp. 111-132. ISSN 0810-9028

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08109028.2010.494894

Abstract

A Communities of Practice approach is used to unravel the actions and activities that facilitate the diffusion of management knowledge among organizations. In so doing, the local embedded nature of knowledge is recognized, as is the manner in which interactions between the general and the specific provide a creative dynamic that facilitates the widespread diffusion and a multiple creation of knowledge. Knowledge interactions are explored in terms of boundary processes involving interactions between management gurus, management consultants, business schools/management academics, managers and business media. Moreover, by making a clear distinction between implicit management knowledge and management ideas and techniques, important differences between the communities engaged in the diffusion of management knowledge are revealed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 08:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3631

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