Sticky Knowledge

Sticky Knowledge

D and/or I:
The focus on dissemination and/or implementation activities. D-only focuses on an active approach of spreading evidence-based interventions to target audience via determined channels using planned strategies. D=I, D>I, and I>D means there is some focus on both dissemination and implementation. I-only focuses on process of putting to use or integrating evidence-based interventions within a setting.


Socio-Ecological Levels:
The level of the framework at which the model operates. Individual includes personal characteristics; Organization includes hospitals, service organizations, and factories; Community includes local government and neighborhoods; System includes hospital systems and government; Policy includes changes in policy.


Number of Times Cited:
The # of times the original publication for the model was cited as indicated by Google Scholar since 2016.


Field of Origin:
The field of study in which the model originated.

Strategic management and medicine

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Name of the construct developed by classifying/aligning the elements abstracted from models.

Implementation, Maintenance and Sustainability

The original publication(s) of the model.

Elwyn G, Taubert M, Kowalczuk J. Sticky knowledge: a possible model for investigating implementation in healthcare contexts. Implement Sci 2007;2:44. Szulanski G. Exploring internal stickiness: impediments to the transfer of best practice within the firm. Strat Manag J 1996;17:27–43.

Citations of studies that have used the model as an outline for their study.

Szulanski G. The process of knowledge transfer: a diachronic analysis of stickiness. Org Behav Human Decision Proc 2000;82(1):9-27.

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