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By Heather E. Canary, Robert D. McPhee

This ebook offers an summary of communication-centered idea and study concerning organizational wisdom and studying. It brings the paintings of students in communique, administration, details know-how, and different disciplines jointly in a coherent quantity that represents present learn and conception on communication-related wisdom paintings. Chapters tackle what constitutes wisdom, how wisdom services inside and throughout enterprises, and the way organizational contributors improve and deal with wisdom for organizational reasons. The booklet additionally presents a discussion board for those students to pose instructions for destiny examine and theorizing. it is going to function a reference instrument for students and practitioners to spot and comprehend communicative positive factors of organizational wisdom techniques.

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We hold that if this perspective is to be of benefit for understanding organizing, it must produce novel insights on practice; we address these in the chapter’s final section. Knowledge-­a ccomplishing Activity as an Alternative Explanatory Focus The alternative conception of knowledge we take up here, a practice-­based view, is advocated by a growing interdisciplinary group of organizational scholars. Influenced by several related streams of theorizing, a practice-­ based view provides a vision of social life based on connections between culture, activity, minds, objects, and interactions (Reckwitz, 2002).

Work on this problem field among communication researchers aims to add to our knowledge of ways that communicative limitations are involved in and, especially, constrain knowledge practices. For example, transactive memory (TM) is a network-­based approach to explain how second-­order “knowledge about knowers” affects knowledge 10 H. E. Canary and R. D. McPhee use and diffusion within particular groups. Several chapters in this book draw on transactive memory as a theoretical approach to understanding organizational knowledge processes.

E. Canary and R. D. McPhee use and diffusion within particular groups. Several chapters in this book draw on transactive memory as a theoretical approach to understanding organizational knowledge processes. For example, Ed Palazzolo discusses transactive memory theory in organizational communication terms in Chapter 7, presenting measurement developments and future directions for applying the theory across organizational contexts for the benefit of practitioners. He notes how innovative methods, especially computational modeling, can develop our specific understanding of complex reflexive impacts of member impressions of knowledge resources and networks of knowledge possession/sharing practices.

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