Etienne Wenger is famous for his original research on Communities of Practice, leading to popularization in organizational learning in business. This informal conversation gives more insight on how the research came about.
A pioneer of “communities of practice” research, Etienne Wenger is author and co-author of a number of seminal articles and books, including Situated Learning, Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity, and Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge.
Etienne was born in Switzerland to a French-speaking family and moved to the United States to pursue his PhD. His interest in education has led him to many corners of the world.
He is a researcher, author and consultant, and his work has influenced both the thinking and practice of a wide variety of fields, including business, education, government and social theory.