What is knowledge transfer?

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Knowledge transfer aims to close the gap between evidence and practice. It aims to identify and implement knowledge into practice in a timely manner to ensure that optimal outcomes are met. The methods to close the 'evidence to practice' gap form the framework for knowledge transfer. In order to bridge this gap, acknowledge transfer framework needs to identify information gaps, create new knowledge (or obtain existing knowledge), effectively implement it into the relevant setting and evaluate its effectiveness. This chapter will provide a commentary defining the concept of knowledge transfer and outline the development of the DIER knowledge transfer framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge Transfer: Practices, Types and Challenges
EditorsDragan Ilic
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Publishers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62081-579-3
ISBN (Print)1620815389
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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