A Theoretical Knowledge Transfer Model in Disaster Management: A Case Study of Managing Floods in Malaysia

by Kamarul F. Hashim,Mazida Ahmad
( Department of Information System School of Computing Universiti Utara Malaysia )

Date Published: 02 Dec 2013
Published In: Information Systems International Conference (ISICO)
Volume: 2013
Publisher: Departemen Sistem Informasi, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
Language: id-ID

Keywords: Knowledge transfer,Disaster management,Flood,Malaysia


Managing knowledge effectively during a disaster event is crucial as it helps to ensure better decisions are made under a constrained situation. Managing a disaster would be hazardous if available knowledge is not managed effectively, as it will contradict what is either being planned or was expected earlier. Through the deployment of an effective knowledge management system, knowledge related to disasters can be collected, disseminated and stored effectively. In order to develop an effective knowledge management system, a clear understanding of the knowledge transfer process is required. Hence, this study will propose a conceptual knowledge transfer model for flood management in Malaysia. The methodology is divided into three phases, which are to propose, validate and evaluate the knowledge transfer model. The integration of knowledge transfer models is required in order to represent the multi-interactions process between stakeholders involved in managing floods in Malaysia. The proposed model will be helpful for the stakeholders involved in disaster management to understand the knowledge transfer process involved in managing floods in Malaysia.

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