Title: Knowledge transfer in higher education: the case of Monterrey Institute of Technology

Authors: Claudia Gomez; B. Yasanthi Perera; Michael R. Manning

Addresses: College of Business, New Mexico State University, MSC 3DJ, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA. ' College of Business, New Mexico State University, MSC 3DJ, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA. ' College of Business, New Mexico State University, MSC 3DJ, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, USA

Abstract: While research exists on knowledge transfer in the private and public sectors, there is limited understanding of such efforts in higher education. Universities interested in serving society beyond academic curricula often develop outreach programmes that lack a significant societal impact. We present an alternative model developed at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudio Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico (Monterrey Tech). This school has created a comprehensive structure designed to transfer knowledge from the university to the community and back. Monterrey Tech|s model presents an institution-wide effort aimed at developing students| sense of citizenship while transferring knowledge that addresses societal needs.

Keywords: knowledge transfer; service learning; civic responsibility; Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education; ITESM; Monterrey Tech; academic curricula; outreach programmes; societal impacts; Mexico; local communities; student citizenship; education management; universities; KM; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2012.044004

International Journal of Management in Education, 2012 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.101 - 119

Available online: 16 Nov 2011 *

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