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Architectures of KnowledgeFirms, Capabilities, and Communities$
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Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253326

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.001.0001

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Practices of Knowing

Practices of Knowing

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(p.62) 4 Practices of Knowing
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Architectures of Knowledge
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Ash Amin

Patrick Cohendet

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.003.0004

This chapter draws on pragmatist thought to advance the idea of knowledge as a weakly cognitive practice, as the product of habits of everyday interaction in which thinking and acting are combined. In conceptualizing knowledge as an embodied social practice, it questions the assumption in theories of knowledge as a possession that specific cognitive qualities are responsible for particular types of organizational learning and innovation. It explains the generation of meaning and novelty as both intended and unintended effects, based on the deliberate and non-deliberate practices among different types of knowledge community. It makes a distinction between the knowledge practices of deliberately established epistemic communities and non-intentional knowledge work in communities of practice, but it also stresses that all communities share a common anthropology of socialization, social interaction, interest alignment, and community maintenance, which acts as a vital medium for learning.

Keywords:   knowledge, cognitive practice, thinking, acting, social practice, knowledge community, organizational learning

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