Knowledge Mobilization Processes During the Research Process in Two Projects: Lessons for the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development

Speed, David (2011) Knowledge Mobilization Processes During the Research Process in Two Projects: Lessons for the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development. Project Report. The Harris Centre.

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Abstract

This report is an evaluation of how effective the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) process was for two specific projects (the Social Foundations of Innovation in City Regions (SFICR) project and the Rural Urban Functional Regions (RUFR) project). Knowledge Mobilization describes the process of 1) gathering and disseminating topic-specific information; and 2) facilitating the gathering and disseminating of topic-specific information. The Harris Centre did not lead either SFICR or RUFR projects, but Dr. Rob Greenwood (Director of the Harris Centre) was heavily involved in both projects. This study is intended to assess the KMb process in these projects and provide an opportunity to inform future Harris Centre initiatives. To determine the efficacy of the KMb process and to make recommendations regarding it, the study will assess both the SFICR and RUFR projects. After assessing these projects, the author will provide an opinion as to whether the KMb strategies used were effective. In addition to the evaluation of the strategy, the study will provide recommendations on how to improve the process. This is an evaluation of the KMb process for the SFICR and RUFR projects, not an assessment of the outcomes of either project. Any assessment of the KMb process should not be perceived as an endorsement (or condemnation) of the findings of either project.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/166
Item ID: 166
Keywords: Knowledge mobilization, Mobilization, Governance, Innovation
Department(s): Divisions > The Harris Centre
Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 2011
Date Type: Publication
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