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By Ash Amin, Joanne Roberts

How wisdom is created, and the way innovation in items and practices happens, were long-standing matters of socio-economists. This e-book argues that 'communities of practice', groups and networks of joint firm, are the leading web site the place wisdom and innovation are generated. It sees the standard interplay that occurs in several operating contexts as generating this creativity, studying and understanding via action.In this e-book, top foreign students research the idea that and our figuring out of the connection among positioned perform and monetary creativity. Chapters study the improvement of the idea that, the hyperlink among located studying and realizing, and the economic system typically, what demanding situations those hyperlinks bring up for association and data administration to motivate wisdom exploitation and step forward innovation, and, extra usually, the socio-spatial facets of creativity in its various wisdom settings.Exploring the frontiers of present knowing of innovation and studying, this ebook is for all these attracted to the commercial sociology of data production.

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Health care or education) . Specialized expert knowledge acquired through prolonged periods of education and training . Declarative knowledge . Mind-matter and technologically embodied . Aesthetic and kinaesthetic dimensions . Co-location required in the development of professional status for communication through demonstration. Not as important thereafter . Long-lived and slow to change . Developing formal regulatory institutions . Institutional trust based on professional standards of conduct .

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1 Introduction In their pioneering book, Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger (1991, p. 98) defined a community of practice (CoP) as ‘a system of relationships between people, activities, and the world; developing with time, and in relation to other tangential and overlapping communities of practice’. They saw these relationships as central to learning, steadily incorporating ‘peripheral participants’ such as apprentices within a community of common expertise or focus. Wenger (1998, 2000) went on to explain the link between community and organizational learning, arguing that three factors – mutual engagement, joint enterprise, and shared repertoire – could be considered as key sources of social learning, through their encouragement of joint activity; sense of place, purpose, and shared identity; and the reconciliation of difference.

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