Research, Publications, and Presentations

Forthcoming Publications

  • Bowen T., & Evans M. M. (In Press). What does knowledge look like? Interpreting diagrams as contemporary hieroglyphics. Visual Communications Journal.
  • Evans, M. M., Frissen, I., & Wensley, A. K. P. (In Press). Organizational information and knowledge sharing: Uncovering mediating effects of perceived trustworthiness using the PROCESS approach. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

Book Chapters

  • Evans, M. M., Dalkir, K., & Bidian, C. (2015). A holistic view of the knowledge life cycle: The knowledge management cycle (KMC) model. In K. Grant & K, J. Dumay J. (Eds.) Leading Issues in Knowledge Management: (Vol. 2). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd. [Reprint].

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • De Geofroy, Z., & Evans, M. M. (2017). Are emotionally intelligent employees less likely to hide knowledge?. Knowledge and Process Management. 24(2). 81-95. doi:10.1002/kpm.1532.
  • Vernon, N., Evans, M.M., & Frissen, I. (2016). The relationship between dimensions of personality and library anxiety in graduate students. Education for Information, 32, 397-410
  • Evans, M. M., Wensley, A. K. P., & Frissen, I. (2015). The mediating effects of trustworthiness on social-cognitive factors and knowledge sharing in a large professional service firm. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. 13(3). 240-254
  • Bowen T., & Evans M. M. (2015). What does knowledge look like? Drawing as a means of knowledge representation and knowledge construction. Education for Information, 31(2014/2015), 53-72. doi: 10.3233/EFI-150947
  • Evans, M. M., Dalkir, K., & Bidian, C. (2014). A holistic view of the knowledge life cycle: The knowledge management cycle (KMC) model. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 12(2): 85-97.
  • Evans, M. M. (2013). Is trust the most important factor influencing knowledge sharing in organisations?. Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, 12(4), 1350038 (17 pages).
  • Evans, M. M., & Alleyne, J. (2009). The concept of knowledge in KM: A knowledge domain process model applied to inter-professional care. Knowledge and Process Management, 16(4), 147-161.
  • Evans, M. M., & Wensley, A. K. P. (2009). Predicting the influence of network structure on trust in knowledge communities: Addressing the interconnectedness of four network principles and trust. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 7(1), 41-54.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  • de Geofroy, Z., & Evans, M.M. (2017). Emotional Intelligence (EI) Development for Information Professionals: Towards a Holistic EI Training Program. 45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS/ACSI) / Congress 2017. Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 27 – June 2.
  • Bowen T., & Evans M. M. (2017). Visual Metaphors and shared understanding in the graphic representations of the abstract concept of knowledge. The 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. San Diego, California, USA May 25-29.
  • Archambeault, J., Bidian, C., & Evans, M. M. (2015). Mapping knowledge domains to better forecast the future: Challenges at the National Research Council Canada. 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science & 2nd Librarians’ Research Institute Symposium (CAIS/ACSI & LRI 2015). University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 3–5. [Extended Abstract].
  • Evans, M. M. (2015). Mediating effects of trust: Knowledge sharing in a large professional service firm. 7th European Conference on Intellectual Capital (ECIC 2015), 97-105. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain: Academic Conferences and Publishing International.
  • Evans, M. M., and Ali, N. (2013). Bridging knowledge management life cycle theory and practice. 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2013), 156-165. George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA: Academic Conferences and Publishing International.
  • Evans, M. M., Wensley, A. K. P., & Choo, C. W. (2012). How shared language and shared vision motivate effective knowledge sharing behavior. 13th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2012), 284-302. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain: Academic Conferences and Publishing International.
  • Evans, M. M., & Wensley, A. K. P. (2008). The influence of network structure on trust: Addressing the interconnectedness of network principles and trust in Communities of Practice. Paper presented at the 9th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM’ 2008), Southampton, UK.

Museum Exhibition

  • Evans, M. M. (2014, Oct., Nov. & Dec.). In [knowledge] we trust [Museum Exhibition]. Ontario Science Centre. Science Now! !dea Gallery, Toronto, ON Canada. http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/ScienceNow/IdeaGallery/InKnowlegeWeTrust/

Thesis

  • Evans, M. M. (2012) Knowledge sharing: An empirical study of the role of trust and other social-cognitive factors in an organizational setting. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Supervisor: Chun Wei Choo Retrieved from https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/35086/3/Evans_M_Max_201211_PhD_thesis.pdf

Technical Reports / White Papers

  • Di Palma, P., Moffatt, K., & Evans, M. M. (2016, August 15). Supporting our ageing workforce: Competitor profiling and market analysis. Retrieved from http://act.mcgill.ca/# [White Paper]
  • Evans, M. M. (2006). An evaluation of open source conversational technologies for enterprise use: Wikis and weblogs. Toronto: University of Toronto. [Technical Report]

Funded Research

2017 Mitacs Globalink Research Award. Investigating Productive Uncertainty in Technological Intelligence Practices. PI/Primary Supervisor: Max Evans. Host Supervisor: Prof. Marie Coris. PhD Student: Jean Archambeault.
2017 Mitacs Globalink Research Internships. How can we transfer tacit knowledge? Principal Investigator/Supervisor: Max Evans. Student: Xiao Yang Zhong.
2016-2017 AGE-WELL. Networks of Centres of Excellence
 (NCE). Supporting our aging workforce: Design requirements for novel retiree continuity management support systems. Project Lead: Max Evans. Co-Lead: Karyn Moffatt. Network Investigator: Anthony Wensley.
2016-2017 SSHRC. Continuity Management: Towards a Holistic Framework for Capturing and Transitioning Inter-generational Information and Knowledge. Principal Investigator: Max Evans, Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grants Program. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
2013-2016 McGill Start-Up Funds. What does Knowledge Look Like? Principal Investigator: M. Max Evans
2013–2015 Knowledge Media Design Institute & the Institute of Communication, Culture and Information Technology, University of Toronto. Global Knowledge Survey. Principal Investigator: Peter Heisig, STC, Leeds University Business School
2009-2011 SSHRCC. Information Seeking and Use in Early Warning. Principal Investigator: Chun Wei Choo, University of Toronto
2007-2008 SSHRCC. Information Seeking and Use in Group Knowledge Work. Principal Investigator: Chun Wei Choo, University of Toronto
 

Presentations

  • PCM Canada/Tiger Direct Business Lunch and Learn – Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada – October 11, 2017. Invited industry talk with Paul Reale on professional business communications: The Art and Science of Communication
  • Limmud FSU Canada Horizons 2017 Conference – The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada – March 26, 2017. Invited research talk: Behind the networking curtain: Governing principles of social networks.
  • Limmud FSU Canada Horizons 2017 Conference – The Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada – March 25, 2017. Invited research talk: Trust, but verify!? Why trust(ing someone) is complicated.
  • 45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science (CAIS/ACSI) / Congress 2017 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – June 1, 2017. Presented research paper: Emotional Intelligence (EI) Development for Information Professionals: Towards a Holistic EI Training Program.
  • 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association – San Diego, California, USA – May 26, 2017. Tracey Bowen (University of Toronto). Presented research paper: Visual Metaphors and shared understanding in the graphic representations of the abstract concept of knowledge.
  • 2nd Annual AGE-WELL Conference Montreal, Quebec, Canada – October 20, 2016. Presented research project: Supporting our aging workforce: Design requirements for novel retiree continuity management support systems
  • 48th Annual International Visual Literacy Association Conference (IVLA 2016) Montreal, Quebec, Canada – October 7, 2016. Presented research paper: What does Knowledge look like? Interpreting diagrams as contemporary hieroglyphics
  • 2016 Council on Information and Knowledge Management Montreal, Quebec, Canada – September 28, 2016. Invited talk titled: Strategically assessing organizational networks: How social network principles govern trust, information, and knowledge sharing
  • 2016 SIS-EBSI Information Studies Career Fair Montreal, Quebec, Canada – March 18, 2016. Invited talk on strategically building your personal and professional networks.
  • 2016 InfoNexus Conference – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – February 5, 2016. Panel moderator.
  • The Annual Conference of Museums and the Web (MW2015) Chicago, Illinois, USA – April 11, 2015. Kevin von Appen and Ana Klasnja (Ontario Science Centre). Lightning talk on digital practice in museums – In [Knowledge] We Trust museum exhibition.
  • Special Libraries Association (Eastern Canadian Chapter Day) Montreal, Quebec, Canada – May 29, 2015. Keynote speech on strategically building your personal and professional networks (how social network principles govern trust and information sharing).
  • Toronto Knowledge Workers – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – May 19, 2015. Keynote speech on trust and information and knowledge sharing.
  • 7th European Conference on Intellectual Capital (ECIC 2015) Cartagena, Spain – April 10, 2015. Presented research paper.
  • School of Information Studies Seminar Series Montreal, Quebec, Canada – November 6, 2014. Presented seminar series on trust, organizational culture, & knowledge-sharing.
  • Toronto-New York Legal Knowledge Management Summit at Blakes Toronto, Ontario, Canada – October 17, 2014. Keynote speech on trust and collaboration.
  • 9th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM 2013) Montreal, Quebec, Canada –November 1, 2013. Presented research paper.
  • 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2013) The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. USA – October 25, 2013. Presented research paper.
  • Toronto Knowledge Workers Toronto, Ontario, Canada – October 15, 2013. Keynote speech on information and knowledge sharing.
  • Toronto Knowledge Management Group at Miller Thomson, LLP, Scotia Plaza, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – February 8, 2013. Presented thesis work.
  • 2012 Faculty of Information PhD Research Days at the iSchool, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario – April 24, 2012. Presented thesis work.
  • In Process Research Talks by KMDI at the Brian Cantwell Smith Idea Exchange, iSchool, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – April 8, 2010. Presented journal article.
  • 9th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2008) at Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK – September 5, 2008. Presented conference paper.
  • 2006 Project Open Source / Open Access (Project OS|OA) at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Presented research report.