Title: Instructor's role in knowledge transfer

Authors: Shailja Agarwal; Jaya Chitranshi

Addresses: Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, MDU Campus, Rohtak 124001, Haryana, India. ' Jaipuria Institute of Management, Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 226010, India

Abstract: Transfer of knowledge has been studied with a very technical perspective. Various dimensions that make students like their teachers or that render a teacher effective have also been considerably studied, but the impact of such dimensions on the knowledge receptivity of students is highly debatable. This study endeavours to address this contentious issue. An attempt has been made to identify the categories of instructor characteristics, if any, that influence the receptivity of knowledge. The study also reveals that there are many characteristics of instructors that may lead to an instructor|s overall effectiveness but they may not necessarily impact the knowledge receptivity of students.

Keywords: knowledge transfer; knowledge receptivity; instructor characteristics; classrooms; teachers; student receptivity; instructor effectiveness; postgraduate students; India; education management; higher education; universities; KM; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2012.044006

International Journal of Management in Education, 2012 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.137 - 156

Available online: 16 Nov 2011 *

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