Knowledge Mobilization (Brokers)

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    Knowledge Mobilization is a relatively new term being used in Canada to describe Knowledge Brokering and Transfer activities at an Institutional Level. I’ve attached a presentation on Research Administration as Brokering; this was done in conjunction with “Research Impact”, Canada’s institutional champion for Knowledge Mobilization via Universities.

    In the presentation I try to contextualize Research Administration via Knowledge Management. By taking up Knowledge Management practices, the RA can re-interpret their work as Brokering Knowledge (which fits the paradigm of “Knowledge Mobilization”, linking stakeholders to other people or information)

    Please do attach or disseminate any presentations you have on Brokering to our group for feedback and discussion.

    Sample Bibliography
    Burnett, S., A. Brookes-Rooney, and W. Keogh. “Brokering Knowledge in Organizational Networks: The Spn Approach.” Knowledge and Process Management 9, no. 1 (2002): 1.

    Hargadon, Andrew B. “Brokering Knowledge: Linking Learning and Innovation.” Research in Organizational Behavior 24 (2002): 41-85.
    ———. “Firms as Knowledge Brokers: Lessons in Pursuing Continuous Innovation.” California Management Review 40, no. 3 (1998): 209.

    Kramer, Desre M., Donald C. Cole, and Kenneth Leithwood. “Doing Knowledge Transfer: Engaging Management and Labor with Research on Employee Health and Safety.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 24, no. 4 (2004): 316-30.

    Lovbrand, E. “Pure Science or Policy Involvement? Ambiguous Boundary-Work for Swedish Carbon Cycle Science.” Environmental Science & Policy 10, no. 1 (2007): 39-47.

    Rebecca, Armstrong, Waters Elizabeth, Crockett Belinda, and Keleher Helen. “The Nature of Evidence Resources and Knowledge Translation for Health Promotion Practitioners.” Health Promotion International 22, no. 3 (2007): 254.

    Richter, Andreas W., Michael A. West, Rolf Van Dick, and Jeremy F. Dawson. “Boundary Spanners’ Identification, Intergroup Contact, and Effective Intergroup Relations.” Academy of Management Journal 49, no. 6 (2006): 1252-69.

    Ridde, Valery. “Are Program Evaluators Judges and/or Knowledge Brokers?” Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 61, no. 12 (2007): 1020-20.

    Rolls, K., D. Kowal, D. Elliott, and A. R. Burrell. “Building a Statewide Knowledge Network for Clinicians in Intensive Care Units: Knowledge Brokering and the Nsw Intensive Care Coordination and Monitoring Unit (Iccmu).” Australian Critical Care 21, no. 1 (2008): 29-37.

    Sowe, Sulayman, Ioannis Stamelos, and Lefteris Angelis. “Identifying Knowledge Brokers That Yield Software Engineering Knowledge in Oss Projects.” Information and Software Technology 48, no. 11 (2006): 1025-33.

    Weizhe, F., D. Yanqing, and F. Zetian. “A Case Study of the Role of Agricultural Knowledge Broker.” Paper presented at the 2007 International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM 2007, Shanghai 2007.

    Zook, Matthew A. “The Knowledge Brokers: Venture Capitalists, Tacit Knowledge and Regional Development.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 28, no. 3 (2004): 621-41.

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