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
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