Context & Transfer Issues: How Can Good Practices Be Transferred?

  • Ans De Vos
  • Jean-Marie Dujardin
  • Tim Gielens
  • Caroline Meyers


Transferability of a good practice is defined as the degree to which a good practice can easily be transferred and used in other contexts. At system level it refers to how a policy or good practice can be transferred from one EU country or region to another and which parameters should be taken into account. At the organizational level it refers to how a policy or good practice can be transsferred from one type of organization or sector to another. This chapter will present an overview of the literature on policy transfer studies. A checklist of the main aspects to consider when planning a transfer will be provided. We will describe the relevant characteristics of the socio-economic context and of the organizational context to be considered, both for the original context and the target one. Two examples of concrete transfers will be presented.


Transferability Original context Target context Complete or partial transfer Assessment criteria Transfer process Voluntary or coercive transfer Success factors Change management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ans De Vos
    • 1
  • Jean-Marie Dujardin
    • 2
  • Tim Gielens
    • 3
  • Caroline Meyers
    • 4
  1. 1.Antwerp Management School and University of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.HEC-Management SchoolUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  3. 3.Antwerp Management SchoolAntwerpBelgium
  4. 4.ESF FlandersBrusselsBelgium

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