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dc.contributor.advisorBergin, Richard
dc.contributor.advisorJosefek, Robert
dc.contributor.authorYavneh, Jonathan S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:13Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:13Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3725
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a large body of research on the topic of knowledge management and organizational memory, as well as on the topic of communities of practice and virtual communities of practice. This research looked at three law enforcement and intelligence related case studies and how the use of Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoP) in these law enforcement environments can mitigate the loss of organizational memory. This research looked at these VCoPs in an attempt to determine if explicit and tacit knowledge shared in these VCoP environments can be codified and ultimately reduce the loss of organizational memory. The research methodology used in this thesis project is the case study approach. A qualitative analysis of messages, postings, and conversations contained within the VCoP was used to identify the transfer of both explicit and tacit knowledge. Data collection and analysis was conducted based on three VCoP sites. The research conducted for this thesis suggested that a VCoP can mitigate the loss of organizational memory. Interview data, along with case site reviews, support the use of VCoP to mitigate the loss of organizational memory while providing a means for the transfer of explicit knowledge by those participating in the VCoP.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/virtualcommuniti109453725
dc.format.extentxii, 73 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLaw enforcementen_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunities of practiceen_US
dc.titleVirtual communities in the law enforcement environment : do these systems lead to enhanced organizational memoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceLieutenant of Police, Miami (FL) Police Department author (civilian).en_US
dc.identifier.oclc309296007
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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