Directors: Olga Rivera (University)

University: Universidad de Deusto (ESTE)

Date: 16.01.2006

Place: Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain

This research work  proposes defining a methodology of cultivation and integration of communities of practices (CoPs) and to create an evaluation model in organizations. It is based on a qualitative case study design, with main units of analysis being CoPs. The objective has been achieved developing an analysis model of CoPs based on the key dimensions created by R. McDermott and studying actual experiences in CoPs integration with this model. The reported research work involves 15 organization actual experiences of CoPs in very different kinds of organizations. Although the study analyzed different kinds of companies, the evaluation methodology is unique.


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