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Type: Journal article
Title: Group organization and communities of practice in translational research: A case study of a research team
Author: Krawczyk, V.
Hamilton-Bruce, M.
Koblar, S.
Crichton, J.
Citation: Sage Open, 2014; 4(4):1-11
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 2158-2440
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Victor J. Krawczyk, Monica A. Hamilton-Bruce, Simon A. Koblar and Jonathan Crichton
Abstract: The collective lived experience of translational research teams requires further appreciation, particularly at the stages of group formation. To achieve this, we conducted a case study of a translational research team (n = 16). Through the case description and then discussing case-based themes with community of practice theory, themes such as “Being Open” and “Working as a Group” found that this team’s mutual respect, cooperation, and their sharing of knowledge uncovered an alternative way that professionals organize themselves for translational research projects. In conjunction to this finding, our analysis showed that the team has qualities of a community of practice.
Keywords: Collaboration; case study; communities of practice; critical management studies; learning; organizations; organizational studies; sociology of work; social sciences; translational research; teams; work
Rights: © The Author(s) 2014
DOI: 10.1177/2158244014562380
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