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Knowledge translation: a new perspective on knowledge transfer and foresight

Edward Major (Research Fellow in the International Strategy Reseach Unit, The Open University Business School, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK)
Martyn Cordey‐Hayes (Innovation and Technology Assessment Unit, School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, UK)

Foresight

ISSN: 1463-6689

Publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

This article builds on existing concepts and models of knowledge transfer, presenting a conceptual framework of an integrated knowledge transfer process. It introduces the notion of knowledge translation to describe the key elements within the overall process. The new perspective provided by this knowledge translation framework has implications for the foresight process, for the UK Foresight programme and foresight policy makers and for the intermediary role of the business support community.

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Major, E. and Cordey‐Hayes, M. (2000), "Knowledge translation: a new perspective on knowledge transfer and foresight", Foresight, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 411-423. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636680010802762

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