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Knowledge Networks and Communities of Practice


Allee, V

Subject Keywords: Knowledge management initiatives
Type: Article
Region: International (other)

Knowledge and learning have become the new strategic imperative of organizations. Recent surveys by The Conference Board and the American Management Association show that at least one-half of U.S. companies, and up to 72% of overseas firms, have some kind of knowledge management initiative underway. Other studies put the figure closer to 80% for global corporations. Chief Knowledge Officers and Chief Learning Officers are popping up everywhere. These strategic knowledge initiatives are ushering in a rich array of opportunities for applying OD expertise. This article will first describe the new logic driving interest in knowledge management and then focus on how OD practitioners can participate in that strategic conversation, and support knowledge creation and sharing through building communities of practice.



Rights: © Verma Allee and OD Practitioner
Suggested citation:

Allee, V. (2000) Knowledge Networks and Communities of Practice [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 24th February 2018].


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