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Title: The social management of embodied knowledge in a knowledge community
Authors: Ahmad Raza
Abdul Rashid Kausar
Paul, David
Keywords: Social Processes
Cultural Synergy
Social Interaction
Knowledge Management
Knowledge Organizations
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 11 No. 5 2007, pp. 45-54
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the patterns of social management of knowledge in a knowledge-community, reflecting on multiple social processes at work. Design/methodology/approach – This is a social epistemological critique ofmanagement of knowledge. Findings – First, knowledge communities are essentially multiple interactive social structures ranging from localization in space to emergent cross-boundary social spaces operating at micro, meso and macro-social levels. Second, patterns of knowledge management in different contexts such as organizations, groups, communities and virtual communities are predominantly social in nature and new knowledge emerges through social interactions. Originality/value – The paper underscores the significance of a social-epistemological view of knowledge communities and management of knowledge.
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