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Bridging the Science-Management Divide: Moving from Unidirectional Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Interfacing and Sharing

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dc.contributor.author Roux, Dirk en_US
dc.contributor.author Rogers, Kevin en_US
dc.contributor.author Biggs, Harry en_US
dc.contributor.author Ashton, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Sergeant, Anne en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:50:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:50:23Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-12-22 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-12-22 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2470
dc.description.abstract "Sustainable ecosystem management relies on a diverse and multi-faceted knowledge system in which techniques are continuously updated to reflect current understanding and needs. The challenge is to minimize delay as ideas flow from intent through scientific capability, and finally to implementation to achieve desired outcomes. The best way to do this is by setting the stage for the flow of knowledge between researchers, policy makers, and resource managers. The cultural differences between these groups magnify the challenge. This paper highlights the importance of the tacit dimension of knowledge, and how this renders the concept of knowledge transfer much less useful than the concepts of information transfer and technology transfer. Instead of knowledge transfer, we propose that 'co-production' of knowledge through collaborative learning between 'experts' and 'users' is a more suitable approach to building a knowledge system for the sustainable management of ecosystems. This can be achieved through knowledge interfacing and sharing, but requires a shift from a view of knowledge as a 'thing' that can be transferred to viewing knowledge as a "process of relating" that involves negotiation of meaning among partners. Lessons from informal communities of practice provide guidance on how to nurture and promote knowledge interfacing between science and management in R&D programs." en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject science en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject ecosystems en_US
dc.title Bridging the Science-Management Divide: Moving from Unidirectional Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Interfacing and Sharing en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 11 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth January en_US

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