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Organizational capacity and knowledge transfer : a qualitative case study of the 2007 Canada Winter Games host society

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dc.contributor.author Rioux, Melody
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-17T17:39:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-17T17:39:23Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3371
dc.description.abstract Understanding and managing the knowledge transfer process in sport organizations is an essential component to enhance organizational capacity. Very little research on either capacity or knowledge transfer within a sport organization exists. Consequently, the purpos e of this qualitative case study was to, examine the transfer of knowledge process within a major games host society. Specifically, two research goals guided the study: 1) To develop a model to explain a knowledge t r ans f e r process in a non-profit ma jor games hos t organization and 2) To examine the relevance of the model to a Canada Games Hos t Society. Data we r e collected from interviews with middle and senior level volunteers as well as senior s t a f f members (n= 27), document s and observations. The findings indicated three barriers to knowledge transfer: structural, systemic, and cultural. As a result of the findings a revised model for knowledge transfer wa s proposed that included modifications related to the direction of knowledge flow, timing of the knowledge transfer process, and group inter-relations. Implications identified the importance of intuition managers, time and organizational levels for successful knowledge transfer. Recommendations for future host societies and the Canada Games Council are presented. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Canada Games (21st : 2007 : Whitehorse, Yukon) en_US
dc.subject Sports administration -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Knowledge management -- Canada. en_US
dc.title Organizational capacity and knowledge transfer : a qualitative case study of the 2007 Canada Winter Games host society en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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