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Assessing the basics of knowledge transfer structures.
  Dominant research streams in healthcare management conclude that knowledge transfer between patient groups is accomplished through instructions and/or socially constructed practices. Underlying these views is the belief that texts and practices carry with them the codes necessary for their own decoding and, therefore, enable an unproblematic knowledge transfer. The analysis focused specifically on the interrelated effects between constituents of a group receiving ongoing healthcare and the relationships to knowledge transfer management, through which, group membership and knowledge exchange was mediated. The research asked if this relationship could be improved from both a personal and organisational perspective, by better understanding of the knowledge transfer mechanisms at work. We argue that because private and cultural models mediate decoding of information into meaningful knowledge, knowledge is created from the unique combination of cognitive dispositions of acumen, memory, creativity, volition, emotion, and socio-cultural interaction. Thus, mechanisms for decision-making affect socio group dynamics and interactions via the healthcare environment, manager or practitioner. 2 Design/methodology/approach-CASE STUDY. This case study adopted a qualitative constructivist methodology and thematic analysis of the output data. A total of 20 (n1=20) main interviews and 10 (n2=10) follow up interviews took place over a two month period. Findings-Findings indicate that for this group of participants, knowledge transfer depended on the assumption of real world values as opposed to determinates of healthcare practitioners.

  • Date:

    21 February 2019

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Center for Open Science

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  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658 General management

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Fascia, M., Sanderson, M., & tan, H. (2019). Assessing the basics of knowledge transfer structures



Knowledge, knowledge transfer, healthcare, business, organisation, competitive advantage, culture,

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