Monthly Archives: August 2007

Vol. 62, n° 7-8, July-August 2007
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Guest editors
Valérie Fernandez, Télécom Paris, France
Suzanne Rivard, HEC Montréal, Canada


Valérie Fernandez, Suzanne Rivard

Managing networks of communities of practice for organizational knowledge creation, a Knowledge Management imperative in the era of globalization


Graduate School of Business, Osaka City University, Sugimoto 3-3-138, Sumiyoshi-Ku, Osaka, 558-8585, Japan.

Abstract This article explores some imperatives of Knowledge Management for organizational knowledge creation in the era of globalization. As the transformation of Knowledge Management practices of Japanese firms in 1990s shows, Nonaka and Takeuchi’s original model of organizational knowledge creation needs to be expanded by incorporating the concept of “community of practice” as the “engine” of knowledge creation.» Read the summary

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