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Table 2 Archetype B

From: Balancing exploration and exploitation in transferring research into practice: a comparison of five knowledge translation entity archetypes

KT archetype and organizing logic Explorative dimension Exploitative dimension Strengths Leadership challenges
Archetype B Research governance maintained by academics, including process and questions; yet select KBs are invited to interact with research teams. Exploitation supported by KBs in accordance to KB jurisdiction. Research capacity within service providers is developed through KBs. Difficulty appointing KBs at the right level of seniority to effect and resource service change.
Designated knowledge brokers (KBs) High exploratory focus maintains academic autonomy. Central management organize and support KBs. Researchers can develop sustained dialogue with provider representatives to facilitate on-going relationship following project completion. There is a risk researchers can focus on exploration and disregard concerns of service orientated KBs and knowledge exploitation, given no formal accountability between academics and service providers.
KBs receive formal training in brokering techniques and skills, increasing individual and system level absorptive capacity to draw on research knowledge to influence service delivery.
KBs are aware of research agenda and nature of likely findings, thus able to develop implementation goals early in research process. KBs responsible for embedding findings in local services, being accountable to local services. Designated KBs have ownership for supporting KT into specific service contexts.