Knowledge Transfer in Health Care Organizations: Putting Workplace Health Research into Practice
An extensive investigation of Canadian health care organizations identified factors that facilitate or inhibit applying research on quality of worklife.
||Knowledge Transfer, Quality of Worklife, Workplace Health, Management, Leadership
International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.143-150.
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Michael P. Leiter is the Director of the Center for Organizational Research & Development that applies high quality research methods to human resource issues confronting organizations. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Wellness at Acadia University. He is a registered psychologist in Nova Scotia, Canada The research center provides a lively bridge between university studies and organizational consultation for himself and his students. Dr. Leiter has received ongoing research funding for 20 years from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as well as from international foundations. He is actively involved as a consultant on occupational issues in Canada, the USA, and Europe. Through the Centre for Organizational Research and Development he has developed an excellent capacity for survey research resulting in major research projects, in new approaches to data analysis, and the publication of new survey measures.
Phyllis Harvie is a research associate with the Centre for Organizational Research and Development and instructor at Acadia University. A registered Psychologist, she has been involved in research, consultation, and teaching on organizational change, leadership, and health and wellness at the university and in the community. Phyllis brings a background in hospital work, population health, and adult learning to her interest in how knowledge is used within health care systems.
Krystelle Shaughnessy is a Master’s student and research assistant at the Centre for Organizational Research and Development at Acadia University. She has a B.A. Honours Psychology with Concentration in French as a Second Language from the University of Ottawa. She is actively involved in research on knowledge transfer and health services systems at the centre. She received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Canadian Graduate Scholarship to aid in her research pursuits.
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