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Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge by William Snyder, Richard A. McDermott, Etienne Wenger

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About the Authors

ETIENNE WENGER is as an independent consultant, researcher, author, and speaker. He was a pioneer of “communities of practice” research and is now a globally recognized thought leader in the field. He was featured by Training Magazine in its “A New Breed of Visionary” series. He was the coauthor, with Jean Lave, of Situated Learning, in which the term “community of practice” was coined. More recently, he wrote Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity, a book that lays down the theory of communities of practice. His work is not merely theoretical, however. As a consultant, he helps organizations to cultivate communities of practice and develop knowledge systems that leverage the synergy between learning and community. ...

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