Recipients: The key to information transfer

Carol Davy

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Making information available does not necessarily result in subsequent transfer and utilisation. This paper considers the role of various parties to the information transfer process, proposing that the recipient is the key determinant of its success. All other influences such as source, task, organisational and environmental characteristics are considered to be influential on the recipient rather than the process itself. This subtle yet important distinction in some ways simplifies the process by suggesting that the needs of the recipient must inform all information transfer decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalKnowledge Management Research and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Feb 2006


  • Knowledge transfer
  • Knowledge transmission
  • Knowledge use
  • Knowledge utilisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Business and International Management
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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