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dc.contributor.authorSole, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorEdmondson, Amy
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-14T10:59:54Z
dc.date.issued2002-09
dc.identifier.citationSole, Deborah, and Amy Edmondson. 2002. “Situated Knowledge and Learning in Dispersed Teams.” British Journal of Management 13 (S2): S17–34. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.13.s2.3.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1045-3172en_US
dc.identifier.issn1467-8551en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:37907101*
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative field study explores how geographically dispersed teams learn and accomplish challenging work by drawing on knowledge situated in the multiple physical locales they span. We propose the construct of situated knowledge as important for understanding the learning process in dispersed teams. Data collected on seven development projects, each spanning multiple sites, reveal that situated knowledge is at the same time a valuable resource and a source of communication difficulty for dispersed teams. We find that, because their members understand and participate in locale-specific practices, dispersed teams can easily access and use unique locale-specific knowledge resources to resolve problems that arise in those same locales. However, when dispersed teams need knowledge situated at a site other than where the problem occurred, they must first recognize and adjust for locale-specific practices within which that knowledge is embedded before they can use it. The paper reports on analyses of 44 learning episodes that involved identifying and engaging situated knowledge, and draws from these data to identify implications for research and practice.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleSituated Knowledge and Learning in Dispersed Teamsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalBritish Journal of Managementen_US
dash.depositing.authorEdmondson, Amy
dc.date.available2018-12-14T10:59:54Z
dash.affiliation.otherHarvard Business Schoolen_US
dash.workflow.comments1scienceen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1467-8551.13.s2.3
dc.source.journalBr J Management
dash.source.volume13;S2
dash.source.pageS17-S34
dash.contributor.affiliatedEdmondson, Amy


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