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Unpublished Paper
Communities of Practice and the NGO Sector in China
International Society for Third Sector Research Conference (Stockholm, Sweden), June 28-July 1 (2016)
  • Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta
  • Jennifer YJ Hsu, University of Alberta
Abstract
Communities of practice (CoP) represent an important resource for the creation and sharing of sector-specific knowledge. Drawing upon detailed interviews with NGOs, this article explores the development of CoP in China. In particular, the study tests whether CoPs have emerged as an important mechanism for knowledge sharing, developing social capital, and coping with organizational change. This is particularly significant for the relatively new NGO sector in China, who operates in a changing authoritarian institutional environment.
Keywords
  • Communities of practice,
  • knowledge sharing,
  • social capital,
  • NGOs,
  • China
Publication Date
2016
Citation Information
Hasmath, R. and Hsu, J. (2016) “Communities of Practice and the NGO Sector in China”, Paper Presented at International Society for Third Sector Research Conference (Stockholm, Sweden), June 28-July 1.