Organizational Knowledge Facilitation through Communities of Practice in Emerging Markets

Organizational Knowledge Facilitation through Communities of Practice in Emerging Markets

Sheryl Buckley (University of South Africa, South Africa), Grzegorz Majewski (University of the West of Scotland, UK) and Apostolos Giannakopoulos (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Release Date: March, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 326
ISBN13: 9781522500131|ISBN10: 1522500138|EISBN13: 9781522500148|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0013-1

Description

Communities of Practice are accessible to both experts and new members of a particular community with diverse academic and cultural backgrounds as well as varying social expectations and experiences. Despite the tremendous opportunities for collective learning and knowledge sharing that Communities of Practice offer, not enough is known about these communities in emerging economies and their potential to facilitate cooperation between experts from around the world.

Organizational Knowledge Facilitation through Communities of Practice in Emerging Markets seeks to fill the knowledge gap surrounding Communities of Practice and their role within developing nations. Focusing on critical topics related to different types of knowledge communities and the ways in which such communities generate innovation, this research-based publication is an ideal reference source for academics, business professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, and those currently studying at the graduate level.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Sharing
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Reverse Mentoring
  • Transitioning Economies

Reviews and Testimonials

Thirteen contributions examine the role of communities of practice in the rising economies and their potential to facilitate cooperation between experts from developed countries and rising economies. The authors explore the value of reverse mentoring relationships, the emergence of women entrepreneurs, knowledge creation and management practices in public administration, the Chinese innovation system, work integrated learning for engineering education, the Belo Horizonte cluster of innovation in Brazil, and a logistics model based on positions.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sheryl Buckley is the Director of the School of Computing in the College of Science Engineering & Technology at Unisa. She specializes in Business Information Systems, E-learning, Communities of Practice, Information science and Knowledge Management. Sheryl is a member of a number of professional societies. She has presented papers nationally and internationally.
Apostolos (Paul) Giannakopoulos (BSc, BEd, H.E.D, Computer Sciece (Diploma), MEd, PhD) has been teaching in high schools, teachers’ training colleges and at a university level, the subjects of Mathematics, Physical Science, Computer literacy and numerical methods for the past 35 years. His speciality has been problem solving and critical thinking applied in mathematics and other disciplines, Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Business Management. He has presented more than 30 papers in national and international conferences, chapters in management books and has been a sub editor in 3 books. He is also a reviewer in a number of mathematics journals and is a member of the Mathematics Association of South Africa (AMESA). He has made contributions in the theories of teaching and learning through Action Research.