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Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization

Ash Amin and Joanne Roberts


It has long been an interest of researchers in economics, sociology, organization studies, and economic geography to understand how firms innovate. Most recently, this interest has begun to examine the micro-processes of work and organization that sustain social creativity, emphasizing the learning and knowing through action when social actors and technologies come together in ‘communities of practice’; everyday interactions of common purpose and mutual obligation. These communities are said to spark both incremental and radical innovation. This book examines the concept of communities of prac ... More

Keywords: innovation, micro-processes, social creativity, learning and knowing, social actors, common purpose, mutual obligation, situated practice, relational proximity, knowledge capitalism

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199545490
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ash Amin, editor
Professor of Geography and Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
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Joanne Roberts, editor
Senior Lecturer in Management, Newcastle University
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