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The social network and networking technology - The emergence and fostering of the network/s of local authority energy
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context.
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the concept of communities of practice and networks of practice. Special focus lies on networking technologies as tools for fostering emerging network/s. More specifically, the purpose of this articel is to frame and analyse the case of local authority energy consultancy from a community perspective as well as a concept of ba perspective to judge if, and how, a network is forming among the dispersed individuals holding the energy advisor job title. The contribution of this article lies in furthering the understanding of the problems faced in establishing national networks of practice, in environments where work and social interaction is geographically dispersed. Key findings are that there are several smaller communities of local energy advisors emerging rather than one unified network holding the whole professional body together. A reason for this development is probably that it is easier to build relations in smaller groups. Further, fostering of a larger network is important to get networking started, but it is the local initiatives that have viability. Finally, as assumed, dominating means of communication are uncontroversial technologies such as e-mail and telephone.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008.
Keyword [en]
communities of practice, networks of practice, the occurrence and use of IT-tools, top-down and bottom-up perspectives, local authority energy consultancy.
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-44021Local ID: 75440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-44021DiVA: diva2:264882
Conference
Workshop on Networked Learning, Collaboration and Competence, 15-16 maj, Jönköping
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2012-02-07Bibliographically approved

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