Title
Knowledge exchange: a review and research agenda for environmental management
Description
There is increasing emphasis on the need for effective ways of sharing knowledge to enhance environmental management and sustainability. Knowledge exchange (KE) are processes that generate, share and/or use knowledge through various methods appropriate to the context, purpose, and participants involved. KE includes concepts such as sharing, generation, coproduction, comanagement, and brokerage of knowledge. This paper elicits the expert knowledge of academics involved in research and practice of KE from different disciplines and backgrounds to review research themes, identify gaps and questions, and develop a research agenda for furthering understanding about KE. Results include 80 research questions prefaced by a review of research themes. Key conclusions are: (1) there is a diverse range of questions relating to KE that require attention; (2) there is a particular need for research on understanding the process of KE and how KE can be evaluated; and (3) given the strong interdependency of research questions, an integrated approach to understanding KE is required. To improve understanding of KE, action research methodologies and embedding evaluation as a normal part of KE research and practice need to be encouraged. This will foster more adaptive approaches to learning about KE and enhance the effectiveness of environmental management.
DOI
10.1017/S037689291200029X
Language
English
Author
IOAN FAZEY
Co-author
JOHN FAZEY
Co-author
SARAH MORTON
Co-author
LIXIAN JIN
Co-author
ANDREW NEWSHAM
Co-author
JULIE INGRAM
Co-author
ANNA C. EVELY
Co-author
MARK S. REED
Co-author
NOEL ENTWISTLE
Co-author
PIRAN C. L. WHITE
Co-author
JON GREGSON
Co-author
FIONA ARMSTRONG
Co-author
LINDSAY C. STRINGER
Co-author
MARTIN CORTAZZI
Co-author
CHRIS BLACKMORE
Co-author
CHRIS TREVITT
Co-author
WILLIAM SHEATE
Co-author
KIRSTY BLACKSTOCK
Co-author
PHILIP LOWE
Co-author
JEREMY PHILLIPSON
Co-author
JOANNEKE KRUIJSEN
Volume number
40
Issue number
01
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0376-8929
Copyright URL
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/forAuthors?page=open
Publisher
Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Date of publication
24 September 2012
Page reference
19-36
Has non-academic co-authors?
Yes
Has international co-authors?
Yes
For non-academic audience?
No
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Post-print
Title of journal
Environmental Conservation
Vancouver
FAZEY IOAN et al. Knowledge exchange: a review and research agenda for environmental management. Environmental Conservation 2012; 40 (01): 19-36.