Transforming quality in research supervision: a knowledge-management approach

Zhao, F 2003, 'Transforming quality in research supervision: a knowledge-management approach', Quality in Higher Education, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 187-197.

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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Transforming quality in research supervision: a knowledge-management approach
Author(s) Zhao, F
Year 2003
Journal name Quality in Higher Education
Volume number 9
Issue number 2
Start page 187
End page 197
Total pages 10
Publisher Carfax Publishing
Abstract The emergence of the knowledge-management concept has profound implications for transforming the quality of postgraduate research supervision in universities where knowledge business dominates. Knowledge management refers to the enrichment of knowledge of customers (students), the building of knowledge assets (theses, intellectual property) and developing enhanced access to knowledge (through knowledge technologies and networks such as advanced IT tools and methods). The primary goal of research supervision is the achievement of quality and completion. The research supervision process will more effectively achieve the goal if knowledge management is effectively integrated into the process. The continuous growth of the current and future knowledge-based economy and society warrants innovations in research education. Based on the view that quality in higher education is about transforming students, the paper constructs a research supervision framework to help transform research students into knowledge workers and managers. The framework demonstrates close synergies between the knowledge conversion process and research supervision. The paper concludes with an empirical case study from Australia.
Subject Quality Management
DOI - identifier 10.1080/1353832032000104807
Copyright notice ©2003 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN 1353-8322
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