Re: [cp] Call for papers
- I would just like to thank Alice for an interesting set of references
(appended to the bottom of the original calling notice), the likes of
which would be difficult to find with the standard search mechanisms
Google scholar and the other proprietary engines the university
And they came at an appropriate time .. as I try and understand how
groups may become communities amongst voluntary workers.
> I'm enjoying the thoughtful responses to this question, John. I must
> admit that I have to take a deep breath every time I see some study
> with an academic title that translates to something like "My college
> class: the CoP."
> I've not yet decided whether to write or co-author something. If I do,
> I might relate to the science and technology counter-terroism "network
> of commmunities" with which I've been doing some work. This group
> straddles very innovative horizontal work and very hierarchical
> vertical organizations and exists--in part--because of the potential
> to access funding.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John D. Smith" <john.smith@...> wrote:
>> Alice and others,
>> Does anybody else want to take exception to this statement?
>> "Having become
>> disconnected from important
>> features of the original CoPs
>> conceptualization, a growing
>> number of studies leave us without a
>> systematic understanding of how
>> CoPs operate and of the dynamics
>> leading to learning and innovation."
>> Maybe one presentation at the conference should be: "Hey, here's a
> LONG list
>> of work that is NOT disconnected from the root..."
>> * John D. Smith ~ Voice: 503.963.8229 ~ Skype: smithjd
>> * Portland, Oregon, USA http://www.learningAlliances.net
>> * "Adaptability is the province of critique." — Christopher Kelty
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