Tag Archive | "CoP"

Factors Facilitating and Hindering the Implementation of Communities of Practice in Smes: An Exploratory Study

In recent years, interest in “Communities of practice” (CoPs) as a tool for knowledge management and employee participation has increased in international management literature. However, their potentialities for small and medium-sized enterprises remain largely unexplored.

This research makes a contribution in this respect analyzing the implementation of “Communities of practice” in nine Spanish small-scale organizations. The information collected for the analysis comes from a questionnaire administered to participants in the learning communities at two different points (the beginning and official end of the project) and from semi-structured in-depth interviews with the coordinators and consultants intervening in the experience.

Small and Medium Enterprises can also successfully implement CoPs. Specific advantages are on their side, although they need to overcome significant barriers.

  Factors Facilitating and Hindering the Implementation of Communities of Practice in Smes: An Exploratory Study (763.9 KiB, 1,645 hits)

Posted in Economics, Knowledge Management, Volume V, Issue no. 2