Communities of Practice to Actively Manage Best Practices

  • Authors
  • Stefano Borzillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pages 1-4
  3. Pages 5-52
  4. Pages 85-130
  5. Pages 131-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-267

About this book


Communities of practice (CoPs), a specific form of intra-organizational networks, are increasingly regarded as important structures within organizations. Their network structure is well-suited for the development and sharing of knowledge and practices across divisions.

Stefano Borzillo examines a large variety of CoPs by means of six success factors and identifies three basic types: innovating strategic, operational excellence, and social and productive space CoPs. He shows that innovating strategic CoPs are strongly sponsored by management, that operational excellence CoPs are used to multiply technical and operational practices throughout an organization, and that social and productive space CoPs owe their success to their members’ sense of security.


CoPs Gemeinschaft Networks Wissensmanagement development knowledge management management organization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2007
  • Publisher Name DUV
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0795-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-9609-7
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