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Knowledge at work

Creative collaboration in the global economy

Robert Defillippi, Michael Arthur og Valerie Lindsay

Blackwell 2006. 296 s. ISBN 1405107553

This book's unique perspective stems from its "knowledge diamond" framework to examine how individuals, communities, organizations and host industries reciprocally influence each other in the course of knowledge work.

  • This highly topical book focuses on work-based projects as a focus for organizational learning.
  • Establishes the link between individual, community, organization and industry learning.
  • Suggests that organizations need to recognise and understand this link if they are to capitalize on project-based learning.
  • Incorporates material on project-based learning in virtual communities.
  • Refers to different examples, such as the film industry, the software industry and the boat building industry.
  • Includes end-of-chapter questions provoking reflection and discussion.

1: Knowledge Workers and Knowledge Work
2: Individual Knowledge at Work
3: Community Knowledge at Work
4: Organizational Knowledge at Work
5: Industry Knowledge at Work
6: Projects and Knowledge Work
7: Virtual Knowledge Work
8: Global Knowledge and Learning
9: Intellectual Property in Knowledge Work
10: Participating in the Knowledge Economy