Organising for continuous innovation: the community of practice approach
Source: International Journal of Technology Management, Volume 44, Numbers 3-4, October 2008 , pp. 441-460(20)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This paper aims to develop actionable knowledge to support management in designing and developing a business Community of Practice (CoP) in order to create value for both the organisation and its members. After a two‐year field research, with seven case studies performed and three best practices chosen from secondary sources, a six‐stage roadmap has been proposed, where both managerial guidelines and actionable models are provided.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: School of Management, Polythecnic of Milan, P.zza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan I-20133, Italy. 2: Faculty of Engineering, University of Pisa, Via Diotisalvi 2, Pisa I-56122, Italy. 3: School of Management, Polythecnic of Milan, P.zza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan I-20133, Italy
Publication date: October 1, 2008