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This publication offers a finished assessment of the contribution of community research to the knowledge of tourism locations and firms. It discusses either the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of community research after which illustrates the relevance of this procedure in a sequence of tourism purposes.

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1990), Baum (1998), Cegarra-Navarro, (2005). Knowledge transfer is the process through which one network member is affected by the experience of another (Argote & Ingram, 2000). In the broader literature, communication, knowledge development and knowledge management are topics that are commonly examined from a network perspective. The consequences of networks for information flow include information needs, exposure, legitimation, routes, and opportunities (Haythornthwaite, 1996). Indeed, Monge and Contractor (1999) have discussed ten families of theories and their respective theoretical mechanisms that have been used to explain the emergence, maintenance, and dissolution of communication networks in organisational research.

In the broader literature, communication, knowledge development and knowledge management are topics that are commonly examined from a network perspective. The consequences of networks for information flow include information needs, exposure, legitimation, routes, and opportunities (Haythornthwaite, 1996). Indeed, Monge and Contractor (1999) have discussed ten families of theories and their respective theoretical mechanisms that have been used to explain the emergence, maintenance, and dissolution of communication networks in organisational research.

Knowledge can be thought of as actionable information, available in the right format, at the right time, and at the right place for decision-making. To quote Davenport and Prusak: Knowledge is a fluid mix of framed experience, values, contextual information, and expert insight that provides a framework for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information. It originates and is applied in the minds of knowers. (Davenport and Prusak, 1998: 5) Knowledge management classifies knowledge according to its ability to be codified and therefore communicated.

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