Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2700
Title: Archetypes of Knowledge Communities
Authors: Andriessen, J.H.Erik
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Springer London, Dordrecht Amsterdam
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Communities and Technologies: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2005
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 191-213
Series/Report no.: Communities and Technologies
Abstract: Knowledge sharing communities can be found in many organizations, but their forms and functions appear to be quite diverse. This implies that questions concerning the functioning of communities, (how do they work) and questions concerning success conditions (how to organize and facilitate them) cannot be answered in a general way. The purpose of this article is to develop the theory in this area by discovering basic dimensions along which communities differ, and by identifying basic types of knowledge communities, underlying the diversity of knowledge sharing groups. Through an analysis of the literature and of a series of communities in large organizations, two basic dimensions and five archetypes of knowledge communities are identified.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/1-4020-3591-8_11
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2700
ISBN: 978-1-4020-3591-3
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Milano, Italy
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