The knowledge-value chain: A conceptual framework for knowledge translation in health

Bull World Health Organ. 2006 Aug;84(8):597-602. doi: 10.2471/blt.06.031724.


This article briefly discusses knowledge translation and lists the problems associated with it. Then it uses knowledge-management literature to develop and propose a knowledge-value chain framework in order to provide an integrated conceptual model of knowledge management and application in public health organizations. The knowledge-value chain is a non-linear concept and is based on the management of five dyadic capabilities: mapping and acquisition, creation and destruction, integration and sharing/transfer, replication and protection, and performance and innovation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Information Systems / organization & administration
  • Knowledge*
  • Public Health Administration*