Group organization and communities of practice in translational research: A case study of a research team

Victor J. Krawczyk, Monica A. Hamilton-Bruce, Simon A. Koblar, Jonathan Crichton

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalSAGE Open
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Dec 2014


  • Case study
  • Collaboration
  • Communities of practice
  • Critical management studies
  • Learning
  • Organizational studies
  • Organizations
  • Social sciences
  • Sociology of work
  • Teams
  • Translational research
  • Work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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