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Bolam, R. et al (2005). Creating and Sustaining Effective Professional Learning Communities.

Coughlan, P. and Coghlan, D. (2002). Action Research for Operations Management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 22(2), 220-240.

Department of the Navy. Communities of Practice: Development Model. (2001).

Goldsmith, M (2005). Team Building without Wasting Time. Link and Learn Newsletter,

Hildreth, P., Kimble, C., and Wright P. (2000). Communities of practice in the distributed international environment. Journal of Knowledge Management, 4(1), 27-38.

Kahan, S. (2004). Engagement, identity, and innovation. Journal of Association Leadership, , 26-37.

Kondratova, I., and Goldfardb, I. (2004). Virtual Communities of Practice: Design for . ECPPM 2004,

Lave, J., and Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lesser, E., and Prusak, L. (1999). Communities of practice, social capital, and organizational knowledge. IBM Institute for Knowledge Management.

Lesser, E., and Storck, J. (2001). Communities of practice and organizational performance. IBM Systems Journal, 40(4), 831-841.

Manville, B. and Foote, N. (1996). Harvest your workers' knowledge, Datamation, 42 (7), 78-80.

Marcum, D., Smith, S., and Khalsa, M. (2002). BusinessThink. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc..

McDonald, B., Stuckey, B., Noakes, N., and Nyrop, S. ( 2005). Breaking down learner isolation:
How social network analysis informs design and facilitation for online learning. AERA Montreal.

O'Donnell, D., Porter, G., McGuire, D., Garavan, T., Heffernan, M., and Cleary, P. (2003). Creating intellectual capital: a Habermasian community of practice introduction. 27, 80-87.

O'Hara, K., Alani, H. and Shadbolt, N. (2004). Identifying Communities of Practice: Analysing Ontologies as Networks to Support Community Recognition

Piele, E. and Briner, W. (2001). Team and organisational learning in a cross-functional community of
practice: the importance of privileging voices. Career Development International, 6(7), 396-402.

Riel, M., and Polin, L (2004). Learning Communities: Common Ground and Critical Differences in Designing Technical Support. In S. Barab, R. Kling, & J. Gray (Eds.). Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Seely Brown, J. and Solomon Gray, E. (1998), ``The people are the company'', Fast Company online: http://

Sloman, M. (2005). Training to learning. Training and Development, 59(9), 58-63.

Stamps, D. (1997). Communities of practice: learning is social. Training is irrelevant?. Training, 34(2), 34-42.

Thomson, R., Stuckey, B., Lipscome, D., and Mentis, M. ( 2004). Discourse Analysis and Role Adoption in a Community of Practice.

Thorpe, M., and Kubiak, C. (2005). Working at community boundaries: A micro-analysis of the activist's role in participatory learning networks. Studies in Education of Adults, 37(2), 151-166.

Thull, J. (2005). Implementing a collaborative approach to learning. Chief Learning Office, 4(8), 24-29.

Wenger, E (1997). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Wenger, E. (2005). Cultivating communities of practice: A start-up guide.

Wenger, E., McDermott, R.A., and Snyder, W. (2002). Cultivating communities of practice: a guide to managing knowledge. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Wenger, E, McDermott, R.A., and Snyder, W. (2003, March 25). Seven principles for cultivating communities of practice. Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, 1-9.

Wenger, E., and Snyder, W. (2000). Communities of practice: the organizational frontier. Harvard Business Review. Jan-Feb, 139-145.

Yang, J (2004).Job-related knowledge sharing: comparative case studies. Journal of Knowledge Management. 8, 118-126.


Additional reading added after 10/2006

Piaget’s Constructivism, Papert’s Constructionism
Improving Knowledge Work Processes
Action Research Topic Identification and Research Planning


Communities of Practice (Wenger)

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