From the Inside Out: Examining a Knowledge-Based Practice in Large Public Organizations

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Citations (Scopus)
    4 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    This article outlines a study into a specific knowledge-intensive practice (Web information architecture [IA] — the organizing and structuring of information on an organization's website) across a number of large public organizations. Using a practice as the unit of analysis it is found that the practice is fledgling, fragile, and lacks legitimacy and that a mindlessness of the practice exists. These new understandings of specific practice enable organizational members within and outside the practice to provide more supportive environments for the work. The article argues that attention to practices uncovers subtle, deeply held realities and knowledge that would otherwise remain obscured
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-199
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Public Administration
    Volume36
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Fingerprint

    knowledge
    Public organizations
    Web sites
    Information architecture
    Organizational practices
    World Wide Web
    Knowledge-based
    Legitimacy
    Unit of analysis
    Organizing
    website
    legitimacy
    lack

    Cite this

    @article{b0b4d201086542f2b57f9fbfe14c7578,
    title = "From the Inside Out: Examining a Knowledge-Based Practice in Large Public Organizations",
    abstract = "This article outlines a study into a specific knowledge-intensive practice (Web information architecture [IA] — the organizing and structuring of information on an organization's website) across a number of large public organizations. Using a practice as the unit of analysis it is found that the practice is fledgling, fragile, and lacks legitimacy and that a mindlessness of the practice exists. These new understandings of specific practice enable organizational members within and outside the practice to provide more supportive environments for the work. The article argues that attention to practices uncovers subtle, deeply held realities and knowledge that would otherwise remain obscured",
    keywords = "knowledge-based practice, knowing, mindlessness, public sector",
    author = "Sally BURFORD",
    year = "2013",
    doi = "10.1080/01900692.2012.749277",
    language = "English",
    volume = "36",
    pages = "189--199",
    journal = "International Journal of Public Administration",
    issn = "0190-0692",
    publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
    number = "3",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - From the Inside Out: Examining a Knowledge-Based Practice in Large Public Organizations

    AU - BURFORD, Sally

    PY - 2013

    Y1 - 2013

    N2 - This article outlines a study into a specific knowledge-intensive practice (Web information architecture [IA] — the organizing and structuring of information on an organization's website) across a number of large public organizations. Using a practice as the unit of analysis it is found that the practice is fledgling, fragile, and lacks legitimacy and that a mindlessness of the practice exists. These new understandings of specific practice enable organizational members within and outside the practice to provide more supportive environments for the work. The article argues that attention to practices uncovers subtle, deeply held realities and knowledge that would otherwise remain obscured

    AB - This article outlines a study into a specific knowledge-intensive practice (Web information architecture [IA] — the organizing and structuring of information on an organization's website) across a number of large public organizations. Using a practice as the unit of analysis it is found that the practice is fledgling, fragile, and lacks legitimacy and that a mindlessness of the practice exists. These new understandings of specific practice enable organizational members within and outside the practice to provide more supportive environments for the work. The article argues that attention to practices uncovers subtle, deeply held realities and knowledge that would otherwise remain obscured

    KW - knowledge-based practice

    KW - knowing

    KW - mindlessness

    KW - public sector

    U2 - 10.1080/01900692.2012.749277

    DO - 10.1080/01900692.2012.749277

    M3 - Article

    VL - 36

    SP - 189

    EP - 199

    JO - International Journal of Public Administration

    JF - International Journal of Public Administration

    SN - 0190-0692

    IS - 3

    ER -