Disseminating, assimilating and creating: A social knowledge cycle model for non-profit organizations

Sarah Vela, Eric Forcier, Dinesh Rathi, Lisa Given

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    This research paper explores how social knowledge, as an emergent category of organizational knowledge, flows through non-profit organizations (NPOs). Examining findings from qualitative interviews with 16 individual from Canadian NPOs on their use of social media for Knowledge Management (KM), the paper builds on KM theories and epistemologies to propose a model for the assimilation, dissemination and creation of social knowledge in NPOs.Ce rapport de recherche examine comment la connaissance sociale, en tant que catorie ergente de la connaissance organisationnelle, circule dans les organisations sans but lucratif (OSBL). Nous avons examinles rultats dentretiens qualitatifs avec seize personnes provenant d'OSBL canadiennes sur leur utilisation des mias sociaux aux fins de la gestion des connaissances. Notre rapport s'appuie sur les thries et listologie de la gestion des connaissances pour proposer un mode de l'assimilation, de la diffusion et de la crtion de connaissance sociale dans les OSBL.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the CAIS 2014
    EditorsMatthew Griffis, Heidi Julien, Lisa Given
    Place of PublicationCanada
    PublisherCanadian Association for Information Science
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science: Connecting Across Borders: Globalization and Information Science Research - Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
    Duration: 28 May 201430 May 2014
    http://cais-acsi.ca/cais-conferences/ (CAIS website)
    https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/ojs.cais-acsi.ca/index.php/cais-asci/issue/view/33 (Conference proceedings)


    Conference42nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science
    CitySt. Catharines
    Internet address


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