Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

NETWORKS OF PRACTICE AS HETEROGENEOUS ACTOR-NETWORKS

Buy Article:

$54.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

This paper discusses some of the difficulties involved in using the concepts of 'communities of practice' and 'networks of practice' when understanding the exchange of knowledge among globally dispersed communities of professionals. It proposes rethinking 'networks of practice' as heterogeneous networks in the sense used by the actor-network theory. The revised concept is illustrated with examples from the author's study of software developers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and their ties to global technology.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Brazil; ICTs; actor-network theory; communities of practice; globalization; software development

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Information, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Publication date: June 1, 2009

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more