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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-009-06-0491


The Richness of Diversity in Knowledge Creation: An Interdisciplinary Overview

Matteo Bonifacio (University of Trento, Italy)

Alessandra Molani (University of Trento, Italy)

Abstract: The goal of this article is to explore some of the main reasons that sustain a distributed approach to Knowledge Management, and this will be done, first, showing how, according to very different theoretical disciplines, knowledge diversity is proposed as the very source of organizational innovation and adaptability, second providing some evidence coming from major applicative domains, third proposing some considerations on the role of technology.

Keywords: cognitivism, communites of practice, constructivism, distributed knowledge management, evolutionary theory, semantic heterogeneity, structuration theory, theory of complexity

Categories: A.0, A.1, H.1.0, H.1.1, K.4, K.6