Knowledge creation, BA and CoP: The experience at IADU-UAM

Mónica Longo-Somoza, Julio Acosta Prado, Cecilia Murcia Rivera

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This chapter analyzes the knowledge-creating process that has been developed in the Institute for Research in Knowledge Management and Business Innovation (IADE) of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM). IADE develops activities of technical and scientific investigation, makes projects of technical assistance to different kind of organizations and makes a labour of postgraduate education. This chapter proposes that professors and doctoral students, from different countries and organizations, who carry out their research projects in IADE, work as an investigation Community of Practice (CoP) both in purpose, character and functionality, and develop a knowledge-creating process in a Ba. This chapter studies this process, describes the Ba and the investigation CoP as an element of the Ba. In order to get a deep understanding of these elements, we have chosen a case study as empirical research methodology and we have based our findings and conclusions in a previous theoretical analysis of these concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781605668024
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


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