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Dissertation Information for Heather Leigh Hall

NAME:
- Heather Leigh Hall

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of North Texas (USA) (2005)

ADVISORS:
- Samantha K. Hastings

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Linda Schamber
- Brian Clark O'Connor
- Greg B. Jones

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: Knowledge management in times of change: Tacit and explicit knowledge transfers

Abstract: This study proposed a look at the importance and challenges of knowledge management in times of great change. In order to understand the information phenomena of interest, impacts on knowledge workers and knowledge documents in times of great organizational change, the study is positioned in a major consolidation of state agencies in Texas. It pays special attention to how the changes were perceived by the knowledge workers by interviewing those that were impacted by the changes resulting from the reorganization. The overall goal is to assess knowledge management in times of great organizational change by analyzing the impact of consolidation on knowledge management in Texas's Health and Human Services agencies.

The overarching research question is what happened to the knowledge management structure during this time of great change? The first research question was what was the knowledge worker environment during the time of change? The second research question was what was the knowledge management environment of the agencies during the time of change? The last research question was did consolidation of the HHS agencies diminish the ability to transition from tacit to explicit knowledge?

Additionally, the study investigates how the bill that mandated the consolidation was covered in the local media as well as the actual budget and employee loss impact of the consolidation in order to better understand the impacts on knowledge workers and knowledge documents as a result of major organizational restructuring.

The findings have both theoretical and practical implications for information science, knowledge management and project management.

MPACT Scores for Heather Leigh Hall

A = 0
C = 0
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TD = 0
TA = 0
calculated 2009-06-25 04:36:20

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