Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization: Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization by Ash AminCommunity, Economic Creativity, and Organization: Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization by Ash Amin

Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization: Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization

EditorAsh Amin, Joanne Roberts

Paperback | October 25, 2008

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How knowledge is created, and how innovation in products and practices occurs, have been long-standing concerns of socio-economists. This book argues that 'communities of practice', communities and networks of joint enterprise, are the prime site where knowledge and innovation are generated. It sees the everyday interaction that takes place in different working and professional contexts as producing this creativity, learning andknowing through action.In this book, leading international scholars examine the concept and our understanding of the relationship between situated practice and economic creativity. Chapters examine the development of the concept, the link between situated learning and knowing, and the economy in general, what challengesthese links raise for organization and knowledge management to encourage knowledge exploitation and breakthrough innovation, and, more generally, the socio-spatial aspects of creativity in its different knowledge settings.Exploring the frontiers of current understanding of innovation and learning, this book is for all those interested in the economic sociology of knowledge creation.
Ash Amin is Professor of Geography at Durham University and Executive Director of the University's Institute Advanced Study. His current research interests lie in the areas of knowledge practices, the social economy, race and multiculturalism, social and spatial theory, urbanism, and political invention. His most recent books includ...
Title:Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization: Community, Economic Creativity, and OrganizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:October 25, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue. Paul Duguid: Community of Practice Then and Now1. Ash Amin and Joanne Roberts: The Resurgence of Community in Economic Thought and PracticePart I: Community, Creativity and Economy2. Michael Storper: Community and Economics3. Paul Duguid: "The Art of Knowing": Social and Tacit Dimensions of Knowledge and the Limits of the Community of Practice4. Nigel Thrift: Re-animating the Place of Thought: Transformations of Spatial and Temporal Description in the Twenty-first CenturyPart II: Bridging Cognitive Distance5. Bart Nooteboom: Cognitive Distance in and Between CoP's and Firms: Where do exploitation and exploration Take Place, and How are They Connected?6. Harry Scarbrough and Jacky Swan: Project Work as a Locus of Learning: The Journey Through Practice7. Aurelie Delemarle and Philippe Laredo: Breakthrough Innovation and the Shaping of New Markets: The Role of Communities of PracticePart III: Achieving Relational Proximity8. Meric Gertler: Buzz without Being There? Communities of Practice in Context9. Patrick Cohendet and Laurent Simon: Knowledge Intensive Firms, Communities and Creative Cities10. Juan Mateos-Garcia and Ed Steinmueller: Open, But How Much? Growth, Conflict and Institutional Evolution in Open Source CommunitiesEpilogue. Jean Lave: Situated Learning and Changing Practice