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

dc.contributor.authorRoux, Dirken_US
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.authorBiggs, Harryen_US
dc.contributor.authorAshton, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorSergeant, Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-31T14:50:23Z
dc.date.available2009-07-31T14:50:23Z
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-12-22en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-12-22en_US
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.identifier.citationjournalEcology and Societyen_US
dc.identifier.citationmonthJanuaryen_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber6en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume11en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/2470
dc.subjectknowledgeen_US
dc.subjectscienceen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectecosystemsen_US
dc.subject.sectorSocial Organizationen_US
dc.subject.sectorInformation & Knowledgeen_US
dc.titleBridging the Science-Management Divide: Moving from Unidirectional Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Interfacing and Sharingen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US
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