Knowledge-sharing Practices Among Turkish Peacekeeping Officers Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Knowledge-sharing Practices Among Turkish Peacekeeping Officers

Creator

  • Author: Eren, Murat Erkan
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Oyarce, Guillermo A.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Celik, Ahmet
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: O'Connor, Brian Clark
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Hawamdeh, Suliman
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2012-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The Turkish National Police (TNP) peacekeeping officers experience poor knowledge-sharing practices before, during, and after their tours of duty at the United Nations (UN) field missions, thus causing knowledge loss. The study aims to reveal the current knowledge-sharing practices of the TNP peacekeeping officers and proposes a knowledge-sharing system to share knowledge effectively. It also examines how applicable the knowledge management models are for their knowledge-sharing practices. In order to gain a better understanding about the knowledge-sharing practices of TNP officers, the researcher used a qualitative research method in this study. The researcher used semi-structured interviews in data collection. The participants were selected based on the non-probability and purposive sampling method. Content analysis and constant comparison was performed in the data analysis process. The most important knowledge sources of the peacekeeping officers are their colleagues, the Internet, and email groups. The peacekeepers recommend writing reports, organizing training programs, conducting exit interviews, adopting best practices, and creating a knowledge depository. The study uncovers that organizational culture, hierarchy, and physical proximity are significant factors that have a vital impact on knowledge sharing. Knowledge Conversion Model is substantially applicable for the knowledge-sharing practices of the TNP peacekeeping officer.

Subject

  • Keyword: Knowledge sharing
  • Keyword: United Nations
  • Keyword: knowledge conversion model
  • Keyword: Turkish National Police
  • Keyword: knowledge management

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Eren, Murat Erkan
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc149588

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Library and Information Sciences
  • Degree Discipline: Information Science
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: disse

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