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JSW 2012 Vol.7(11): 2389-2399 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.11.2389-2399

Strategic Knowledge Worker Features in the Context of Communities of Practice

Mei-Tai Chu and Rajiv Khosla
Computers, Communication and Social Innovation Research Center, Business School, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Abstract—Communities of Practice (CoPs) provide a good medium for effective utilization of knowledge workers and group innovation in an organization. It is also an organizational instrument for developing competitive advantage based on chosen business strategy. For effective operation of CoPs and utilization of organizational resources business strategy and knowledge sharing attributes of knowledge workers play a key role in effective design of CoPs. Furthermore, to enable effective implementation of CoPs, an IT enabled knowledge hub is considered useful. This research combines the above mentioned components to develop a CoPs enabled knowledge hub. This research can help organizations to design and implement CoPs based on business strategy and knowledge sharing attribute fit.

Index Terms—Communities of Practice, Knowledge Worker Feature, Personality Traits, Knowledge Hub

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Cite: Mei-Tai Chu and Rajiv Khosla, "Strategic Knowledge Worker Features in the Context of Communities of Practice," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 2389-2399, 2012.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
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