Book Chapter

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

A Williamson, DM Kennedy, R DeSouza, C McNaught

Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management | Published : 2005

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.