Knowledge Preservation Through Community of Practice

Theoretical Issues and Empirical Evidence

  • Rocco Agrifoglio

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Information Systems book series (BRIEFSINORMAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rocco Agrifoglio
    Pages 1-24
  3. Rocco Agrifoglio
    Pages 25-46

About this book


This book links knowledge management literature and information systems research to explore the process of knowledge preservation within a community of practice. It contributes to existing literature in different ways. First, it provides a conceptualization of the “community knowledge preservation” process. In contrast to previous knowledge management research, knowledge preservation is thus viewed as a process in its own right rather than an integral part of knowledge creation and sharing. Furthermore, the book also investigates how communities of practice preserve knowledge, by identifying the main mechanisms and tools enabling members to select, store and actualize the explicit and tacit forms of collective knowledge. More in general, the book presents guidance on how to use communities of practice to ensure the preservation of knowledge in development processes, for individuals and organizations alike.  


community of practice knowledge creation knowledge preservation knowledge transfer tacit and explicit knowledge

Authors and affiliations

  • Rocco Agrifoglio
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept.of Management,Accounting& EconomicsUniversity of Naples “Parthenope”NaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22233-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22234-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4929
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4937
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