Managing intellectual capital and intellectual property within software development communities of practice

Andy WILLIAMSON, David Miles KENNEDY, Ruth DESOUZA, Carmel MCNAUGHT

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Abstract

In this article, we will develop a framework for educational software development teams that recognizes the conflicts and tensions that exist between the different professional groups and will assist software teams to recognize the intellectual capital created by individuals and teams. We will do so by recognizing the inherent relationship between the tangible elements of intellectual property and the intangible organizational assets that form the basis of intellectual capital and by discussing how knowledge generated by a project team can become an explicit asset. Copyright © 2006, Idea Group Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of communities of practice in information and knowledge management
EditorsElayne COAKES , Steve CLARKE
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIdea Group Reference
Pages364-374
ISBN (Print)1591405564, 9781591405566, 9781591405580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Software development
Communities of practice
Intellectual property
Intellectual capital
Assets
Project teams
Education
Software
Intangibles

Citation

Williamson, A., Kennedy, D. M., DeSouza, R., & McNaught, C. (2006). Managing intellectual capital and intellectual property within software development communities of practice. In E. Coakes, S. Clarke (Eds.), Encyclopedia of communities of practice in information and knowledge management (pp. 364-374). Hershey: Idea Group Reference.