K* Concept Paper; towards better knowledge sharing and effective interfaces of research, policy and practice

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Across sectors, geographies, and disciplines, there is a growing awareness and emphasis in knowledge sharing at the interfaces of research, policy and practice. Parallel to that is the burgeoning of the associated terminology, such as Research Communication, Knowledge Mobilization, Brokering, Translation, Exchange and Intermediation. K* was coined as an overarching concept and as a useful shorthand to describe the various aforementioned terms along with others used within and amongst the knowledge-focused community. K* also represent a framework to think to about K* functions and processes, allowing one to see how the diverse range of K* functions, processes, practitioners fits within the landscape of knowledge to optimize knowledge sharing.

The concepts and principles outlined in this K* concept paper (“Expanding our understanding of K* (KT, KE, KTT, KMb, KB, KM, etc.”) are a result of the lessons learned during the K* conference in April 2012, which were then further refined with the help of constructive comments and advice received via an extensive crowd-sourced peer review.

 

Source & Fulltext:

United Nations University
Institute for Water, Environment and Health

(UNU-INWEH)

 

http://www.inweh.unu.edu/River/KnowledgeManagement/documents/KStar_ConceptPaper_FINAL_Oct29_WEB.pdf

 

See on www.inweh.unu.edu

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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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