Tacit Knowledge Transfer Project

The "Tacit Knowledge Transfer Analysis" project is conducted by Milan Frankl, B.Sc. M.Sc., MBA. Milan is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

The purpose of the "Tacit Knowledge Transfer Analysis" project is to explore various forms of tacit knowledge transfer when making business decisions while using rules of thumb.

Rules of Thumb

A rule of thumb is defined as "A principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation."

Tacit knowledge transfer is identified in this project through an analysis of rules of thumb that are applied during the process of making decisions and action plans in response to a wide range of business scenarios.

You have been approached to take part in this study because you were identified by your business association as a senior executive of a small or medium sized Canadian business.

If you have any questions about the "Tacit Knowledge Transfer Analysis" project you may contact Milan by email at mfrankl@uvic.ca or by phone at: 250-208-8801. This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. William W. Wadge. Professor Wadge is the Ph.D. program supervisor and may be contacted by phone at (250) 721-8791 or by email at wwadge@cs.uvic.ca.

In addition, you may verify the ethical approval of this study, or raise any concerns you might have, by contacting the Associate Vice-President, Research at the University of Victoria (250-472-4545).

Currently, little is known about the dynamics involved in the tacit knowledge transfer process during business decisions. The potential scientifical benefits of your participation in this study include improving our understanding of tacit knowledge transfer under various circumstances. Possible personal benefits for you include early access to some of the aggregated results of the study.


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