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Knowledge in Transition in Healthcare

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Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Business Research Unit, 1649-026 Lisbon, Portugal
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Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN5 7AT, UK
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Faculty Research Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University, Coventry CV1 5DL, UK
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Dipartimento di Scienze Clinico-Chirurgiche, Diagnostiche e Pediatriche, Università degli Studi di Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2020, 10(3), 733-748; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10030054
Received: 16 June 2020 / Revised: 12 July 2020 / Accepted: 14 July 2020 / Published: 17 July 2020
Organizations are challenged by the need to transform Dynamic Knowledge, embedded in each worker, into Static Knowledge, rooted in factual documental information. However, innovation and knowledge creation seem to be facilitated by the personal knowledge and life experiences of people, which appear to be dynamic. The tensions between Dynamic and Static Knowledge in facilitating the transfer and sharing of knowledge arise as compelling research as well as practical topic for organizations. Our paper aims to investigate such tensions by employing a case study. We decided to deepen such dynamics in the healthcare field, given its importance for business and society. In more detail, we analyzed one Emergency Room (ER) department through a series of interviews. Our findings highlight the importance of the right balance between Static and Dynamic Knowledge. On the one hand, the healthcare organization recognized the need to incorporate knowledge into practical and tangible instruments. On the other hand, the flows of Dynamic Knowledge must be fostered through a culture of knowledge translation and sharing, and the development of soft skills. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthcare organization; knowledge in transition; static knowledge; dynamic knowledge healthcare organization; knowledge in transition; static knowledge; dynamic knowledge
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Sousa, M.J.; Dal Mas, F.; Garcia-Perez, A.; Cobianchi, L. Knowledge in Transition in Healthcare. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2020, 10, 733-748. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10030054

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Sousa MJ, Dal Mas F, Garcia-Perez A, Cobianchi L. Knowledge in Transition in Healthcare. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 2020; 10(3):733-748. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10030054

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Sousa, Maria J., Francesca Dal Mas, Alexeis Garcia-Perez, and Lorenzo Cobianchi. 2020. "Knowledge in Transition in Healthcare" European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education 10, no. 3: 733-748. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10030054

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