Full citation

Laroche, E., & Amara, N. (Eds.). (2008). How to Create an Economy Supported by Knowledge Research?: Evidence from Canadian Researchers in Occupational Safety and Health. Dubai, UAE: International Association for Management of Technology, April, 1-20.

Format: Peer-reviewed article

Type: Research — Non-experimental

Experience level of reader: Fundamental

Annotation: Conference proceeding reports results of a survey involving 200 respondents regarding their knowledge transfer activity, with much of the content drawn from a 2007 peer-reviewed paper by Landry, Amara & Ouimet in the Journal of Technology Transfer. Study of new population has similar results: transfer determined by linkages with knowledge users and study focused on topic relevant to knowledge users.

Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: University

Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Clinicians, Policy Makers, Researchers

Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Individual

This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model

Primary Findings

Carrier: Conference proceeding reports results of a survey involving 200 respondents regarding their knowledge transfer activity, with much of the content drawn from a 2007 peer-reviewed paper by Landry, Amara & Ouimet in the Journal of Technology Transfer. Study of new population has similar results: transfer determined by linkages with knowledge users and study focused on topic relevant to knowledge users.
Survey. Facilitating Knowledge Transfer — Guidelines, reports, articles in trade journals, and presentations to professional groups, are all tools that researchers can use to communicate research findings to non-academic audiences.
Occurrence of finding within the model: KTA Stage 1, KTA Stage 2, KTA Stage 3

Methods:

  • Conference proceeding reports results of a survey involving 200 respondents regarding their knowledge transfer activity, with much of the content drawn from a 2007 peer-reviewed paper by Landry, Amara & Ouimet in the Journal of Technology Transfer. Study of new population has similar results: transfer determined by linkages with knowledge users and study focused on topic relevant to knowledge users.
    Survey. Drivers of Knowledge Transfer — The adaptation of knowledge, the accessibility of research publications, established linkages with users, focusing studies on user's needs, publication productivity of scholar, being a scientific professional with extramural grant funding, and working in an applied field, all contribute to the level and intensity of knowledge transfer activity.
    Occurrence of finding within the model: KTA Stage 1, KTA Stage 2, KTA Stage 3
  • Conference proceeding reports results of a survey involving 200 respondents regarding their knowledge transfer activity, with much of the content drawn from a 2007 peer-reviewed paper by Landry, Amara & Ouimet in the Journal of Technology Transfer. Study of new population has similar results: transfer determined by linkages with knowledge users and study focused on topic relevant to knowledge users.
    Survey. Researchers who integrate user needs in their definition of research studies(Mode 2) transfer significantly more knowledge that those who focus solely on the advancement of knowledge (Mode 1). Indeed, the greater the focus on the advancement of knowledge, the lower the knowledge transfer activities. Therefore, more attention should be paid to the user's needs during the definition of the research objectives. Further, government sponsors and universities should identify and optimize opportunities for studies to focus on user's needs.
    Occurrence of finding within the model: Step 1.1

Secondary Findings

Carrier: Factors affecting the efficiency of knowledge transfer include: clear language, the presence of a summary, the presence of variables manipulable by the users, the sensitivity to users' needs, the specific and operational nature of conclusions and recommendations, the profitability of results, the importance of supplying data on the efficiency of results, and the attractive aspects of documents (graphics, color, packaging). (Amara, N, Ouimet, M & Landry R. [2004]. New evidence on instrumental, conceptual and symbolic utilization of university research in government agencies. Science Communication, 26 [1], 75-106.)
Occurrence of finding within the model: KTA Stage 1, KTA Stage 2, KTA Stage 3

Method: Knowledge Value Chain — The application of knowledge progresses from acquisition and mapping, to performance and innovation with a firm. Knowledge must go through all of these phases, starting with acquisition by a user group. (Landy, et al [2006]. The knowledge-value chain: a conceptual framework for knowledge translation in health. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 84 [8], 597-602.)
Occurrence of finding within the model: KTA Stage 1, KTA Stage 2, KTA Stage 3