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dc.contributor.authorGarrety, Karin
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBadham, Richard
dc.contributor.editorJ Rodney Turner
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:36:53Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:36:53Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.modified2007-03-18T21:43:31Z
dc.identifier.issn0263-7863
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5315
dc.description.abstractDevelopment projects usually benefit when expertise is drawn from diverse sources, including potential users. Orchestrating the involvement of disparate groups requires finding a balance between differentiation, when teams work separately, and integration, when groups meet to exchange knowledge. This paper argues that a "community of practice" perspective can help project managers achieve this balance, by drawing attention to the assumptions, interests, skills, and formal and tacit knowledge of the different groups involved. Using a case study as illustration, we show that integration can be achieved by ensuring that the developing technology is comprehensible to all groups concerned, and that it satisfies their various interests.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30435/description#description
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom351
dc.relation.ispartofpageto358
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Project Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode15
dc.titleIntegrating communities of practice in technology development projects
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2004 Elsevier : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher : This journal is available online - use hypertext links.
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRobertson, Paul L.


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