Managing Intellectual Capital and Intellectual Property within Software Development Communities of Practice

Managing Intellectual Capital and Intellectual Property within Software Development Communities of Practice

Andy Williamson (Wairua Consulting Limited, New Zealand), David M. Kennedy (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong), Ruth DeSouza (Wairua Consulting Limited, New Zealand) and Carmel McNaught (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-556-6.ch062
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Abstract

In this article, we will develop a framework for educational software development teams that recognizes the conflicts and tensions that exist between the different professional groups and will assist software teams to recognize the intellectual capital created by individuals and teams. We will do so by recognizing the inherent relationship between the tangible elements of intellectual property and the intangible organizational assets that form the basis of intellectual capital and by discussing how knowledge generated by a project team can become an explicit asset.

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