A facilitators' perspective on successful virtual communities of practice

Halbana Tarmizi, Gert Jan De Vreede, Ilze Zigurs

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Abstract

Communities of Practice have become a key instrument in organizational knowledge management. Understanding characteristics of successful CoP can help in avoiding failed communities. Facilitator can contribute in helping communities to thrive. Facilitators' experience dealing with communities and its members can help in understanding more about surrounding issue of successful community. In this study, we tried to answer the research question: what are the common characteristics of successful virtual communities of practice? We asked experience communities of practice facilitators regarding their experience in facilitating successful communities. Several common characteristics of successful communities of practice are identified and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationReaching New Heights
Pages1014-1021
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2007Aug 12 2007

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights
Volume2

Conference

Conference13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/10/078/12/07

Keywords

  • Communities of practice
  • Facilitator
  • Knowledge management
  • Online community
  • Participation
  • Virtual community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Tarmizi, H., De Vreede, G. J., & Zigurs, I. (2007). A facilitators' perspective on successful virtual communities of practice. In Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights (pp. 1014-1021). (Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights; Vol. 2).