Knowledge Flow Networks and Communities of Practice In Business Process Management

Knowledge Flow Networks and Communities of Practice In Business Process Management

Rajiv Khosla (La Trobe University, Australia), Mei-Tai Chu (La Trobe University, Australia), Shinichi Doi (NEC Corporation, Japan), Keiji Yamada (NEC Corporation, Japan) and Toyoaki Nishida (Kyoto University, Japan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-783-8.ch617

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2. Theoretical Underpinnings Of Kfn Model

In this section we construct KFN model based on CoPs. We assume in this research that design of KFN is driven by the need to develop effective knowledge sharing and knowledge management (KM) mechanisms in order to enable organizations to compete in a knowledge based economy. In this context we, firstly, define a CoPs model, the criteria and dimensions it is based and the business strategies or benefits which can be evaluated using the model. We follow this with definition of CoPs centered KFN model which is used for implementation and analysis in our case study.

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