Knowledge, knowledge mobilisation and the third sector
Voluntary Sector Review
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This paper is about third sector organisations (TSOs) and how they use knowledge. Drawing from the emerging field of knowledge mobilisation, we argue that current policy and thinking about knowledge and TSOs too often employ a simplistic set of assumptions. We propose that there are many benefits to be had from taking an approach that acknowledges complexity and engages TSOs more deeply in knowledge production and use.
This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC). IL’s work was additionally supported by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health.
Vol. 7, No. 2, July 2016, pp. 209-218