Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen
University of North Texas | UNT · Department of Information Science

PhD Penn State

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Introduction
Dr. Allen is an internationally recognized scholar of wisdom that assists organizations in making evidence-based decisions that foster individual wisdom and cultivated collective wisdom. His research, writing and teaching spans three broad areas: knowledge management, human resource development, and workforce development. He currently serves as a Regents Professor of Information Science at the University of North Texas where he has led faculty and directed programs for the last three decades.
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August 1994 - August 2021
University of North Texas
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Dr. Jeff M. Allen is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of workforce innovation for the knowledge economy. He serves as a Regents Professor of Information Science at the University of North Texas. Together with his colleagues, he prepares students for jobs that are not yet created. At the national level, he has provided leadership as a Board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Past Editor-in-Chief of Performance Improvement Quarterly, and Past Editor of Career a
Education
August 1990 - May 1994
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Vocational Industrial Education

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Publications (93)
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The speed of change is increasing at a dynamic pace particularly in the field of information science. While the speed of change is not a variable that can be manipulated, we can begin to harness knowledge management processes and theories to better embrace change and build an information‐resilient society to recover from the damage caused by public...
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Wisdom, both personal and collective, is largely missing in both information science and knowledge management literature. Workplace culture and shared vision impact every level of organizations in a positive or negative direction. A healthy culture and optimistic shared vision can provide a climate for knowledge sharing and provide opportunity for...
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The phenomenon of work tribes is discussed widely in trade publications but is missing from scholarly research. A work tribe exists where people in the same job role demonstrate shared life experiences outside the work environment, loyalty to others in the work group regardless of social connection, and security or protection within the work group....
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Purpose This study aims to recognize the challenge of identifying deceptive information and provides a framework for thinking about how we as humans negotiate the current media environment filled with misinformation and disinformation. Design/methodology/approach This study reviews the influence of Wilson’s (2016) General Theory of Information Beh...
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This is a SIG‐KM sponsored panel presented by members of the SIG‐KM officer team. First, the panel will overview their experience in knowledge management (KM) as scholars and scholar‐practitioners. They will briefly discuss their career development successes and hurdles as a roadmap for others to follow. Second, the panel will discuss career pathwa...
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To improve online learning pedagogy within the field of paralegal education, this study investigated how paralegal students and paralegal instructors perceived the effectiveness of synchronous and asynchronous online paralegal courses. This study intended to inform paralegal instructors and course developers how to better design, deliver, and evalu...
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Today, more than ever, there is an abundance of information and points of access that can complicate the information seeking process, even in religious communities and cultures. People are overwhelmed with information and tend to seek information from those they trust; consequently, individuals are oftentimes blindly trusting these sources. It is i...
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Determining truth and accuracy of information is a key challenge in today's fast‐paced, global information economy dominated by social media. The field of Information Science, while publishing extensively on information seeking and use, has not done sufficient research into how individuals detect falsehood or deception in information they encounter...
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An aging workforce brings unique challenges and opportunities, requiring an understanding of how different age groups approach the workplace and employ thoughtful strategies to bridge generation gaps. It is crucial to identify wisdom held by experienced workers and develop strategies for passing knowledge on to less experienced employees. Training...
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In the past, a large number of research efforts concentrated on single-level analysis; however, researchers who only conduct this level of analysis are finding it harder to justify due to the advancements in statistical software and research techniques. The validation of research findings comes partially from others replicating existing studies as...
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This study aims to address the gap in understanding “wisdom” as it relates to Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom (DIKW) Model/Hierarchy and the information science discipline. Disciplines like data science, information science, and knowledge management study wisdom without defining it. This study identifies the definition of the term wisdom withi...
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Overview of Digital Presence for Scholars
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This chapter will discuss the subject of workforce diversity as it directly relates to volunteerism, using the Peace Corps as an example. The aim of the chapter is to illustrate how nonprofit institutions can draw upon the value of workforce diversity in order to obtain competitive advantages. The Peace Corps’ three-fold mission includes helping th...
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Technology integration is gaining preeminence in the workplace. While plentiful definitions exist, researchers have attempted to answer many questions related to technology. Most of the issues dealing with technology in the workplace address, but are not limited to, technological entry, technological adoption, technological adaptation, technologica...
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To navigate the complex ecosystem of societal challenges, the International Conference on Knowledge Management Conference (ICKM 2017) focused on big data and data analytics as part of the relationship to the wider concept of knowledge management processes and practices. This book includes top papers presenting the major, and diverse, topics discus...
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The University of North Texas offers the prestigious Applied Technology and Performance Improvement (ATPI) program at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the department of Learning Technologies, College of Information. The ATPI program focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of human resource development, performance improvement, and workforc...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to provide researchers with a better understanding of the cultural impact on information processing in virtual learning environment. Design/methodology/approach – This study uses a causal loop diagram to depict the cultural impact on information processing in the virtual human resource development (VHRD) lear...
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This chapter attempts to address a paradigm shift from training to workplace learning in the 21st century as a means of improving the workforce. For any country or organizations to remain highly competitive, it is workplace learning, not organized training, in which adult employees should seek to engage. This chapter addresses how workplace learnin...
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Our society has witnessed large enterprises collapse from a disregard for Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and illegal and unethical comportments. This chapter provides an understanding of the basic concepts of CSR in the context of lawful and ethical responsibilities, while recognizing the power of CSR branding. Moreover, in accordance with...
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Our society has witnessed large enterprises collapse from a disregard for Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and illegal and unethical comportments. This chapter provides an understanding of the basic concepts of CSR in the context of lawful and ethical responsibilities, while recognizing the power of CSR branding. Moreover, in accordance with...
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In the past, a large number of research efforts concentrated on single-level analysis; however, researchers who only conduct this level of analysis are finding it harder to justify due to the advancements in statistical software and research techniques. The validation of research findings comes partially from other’s replicating existing studies as...
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Floating is the act of staff moving from one unit to another based on the needs of the patients in a hospital. Many staff who float to different units express negative feelings, including anxiety and lack of self-efficacy. However, floating is an economical and efficient method to use staff across the hospital, especially with current staffing shor...
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While a majority of the literature in the field of performance measurement has focused on what organizations should measure, report, and use in order to improve overall organizational results, organizational leaders still experience difficulty in identifying performance measures to track the achievement of organizational strategy. This article desc...
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Technology integration is gaining preeminence in the workplace. While plentiful definitions exist, researchers have attempted to answer many questions related to technology. Most of the issues dealing with technology in the workplace address, but are not limited to, technological entry, technological adoption, technological adaptation, technologica...
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Workforce education and adult learning cannot and should not be separate. These two closely interrelated fields continue to produce a sustainable competitive advantage in a competitive and global 21st century workforce. This chapter highlights some of the major concepts used to improve workforce education and adult learning in the hope that future...
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Virtual World helps overcome spatial limitations and allows users from various cultures to get together in the same virtual space. For this reason, cultural impact issues have arisen in several fields. Using the information processing and cultural adaptive theories as a framework, the researcher conducted a comprehensive literature review pertainin...
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This chapter attempts to address a paradigm shift from training to workplace learning in the 21 st century as a means of improving the workforce. For any country or organizations to remain highly competitive, it is workplace learning, not organized training, in which adult employees should seek to engage. This chapter addresses how workplace learni...
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Workforce education and adult learning cannot and should not be separate. These two closely interrelated fields continue to produce a sustainable competitive advantage in a competitive and global 21 st century workforce. This chapter highlights some of the major concepts used to improve workforce education and adult learning in the hope that future...
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Purpose - Within the expansive body of literature on knowledge management, very little research is found that examines the use of teams as a sub-process for knowledge management. This article addresses this limitation by providing a theoretical framework that examines the similarities between the benefits of incorporating teams into the workplace a...
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Coinciding with the development and growth of the Internet, there has been a dramatic increase in the application of the Learning Management System (LMS) in higher education. Currently, university and college campuses must compare each LMS to ensure that the system meets the requirements and demands of the institution. Therefore, the purpose of thi...
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Confidence intervals (CIs) and effect sizes are essential to encourage meta-analytic thinking and to accumulate research findings. CIs provide a range of plausible values for population parameters with a degree of confidence that the parameter is in that particular interval. CIs also give information about how precise the estimates are. Comparison...
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This chapter discusses the subject of workforce diversity as it directly relates to volunteerism, using the Peace Corps as an example. The aim of the chapter is to illustrate how nonprofit institutions can draw upon the value of workforce diversity in order to obtain competitive advantages. The Peace Corps' three-fold mission includes helping the p...
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Organizational change is a situation, while innovation is an attitude of change. Organizations cannot, in a global economy, remain static and rooted in current practices. Organizational innovation is the necessary ingredient for successful change. More difficult than both change and innovation is the subject of sustainability. Change is often a tem...
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Great changes are occurring in learning and performance programs. Learner demographics are evolving, fiscal concerns are rising, and technological developments are increasing to impact current programs. As information and communication increase, organizations continue to rethink and review learning and performance objectives. Social and collaborati...
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Organizational change is a situation, while innovation is an attitude of change. Organizations cannot, in a global economy, remain static and rooted in current practices. Organizational innovation is the necessary ingredient for successful change. More difficult than both change and innovation is the subject of sustainability. Change is often a tem...
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Decades of research into learning have demonstrated that learners are diverse, changing, and adaptable. In this regard, the practice as educators must become flexible and adaptive to meet the wide variation of learning needs. A general consensus exists among educators, businesses, and other stakeholders that there is a significant gap between the k...
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This study analyzed data from four evaluation designs incorporating the retrospective pretest (i.e., thentest), analyzing the effects of self-report pretesting and post-program survey format on a set of self-report measures. Validity of self-report data was assessed by comparing the criterion validity of then ratings to established benchmarks and b...
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Decades of research into learning have demonstrated that learners are diverse, changing, and adaptable. In this regard, the practice as educators must become flexible and adaptive to meet the wide variation of learning needs. A general consensus exists among educators, businesses, and other stakeholders that there is a significant gap between the k...
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The purpose of this study was to examine three components of Donaldson and Graham's (1999) model of college outcomes for adults: (a) Prior Experience & Personal Biographies, (b) the Connecting Classroom, and (c) Life-World Environment. The study was also to assess the application of these components to traditional and nontraditional students in com...
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This study is in response to a recent increase in the use of chaplains across corporate America and fills a void in the research literature. It explored the activities of corporate chaplains, identifying the precise functions they perform. Similarities were found between the problems that employees discussed with corporate chaplains and the issues...
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The purpose of this study was to field test an instrument incorporating a retrospective pretest to determine whether it could reliably be used as an evaluation tool for a professional development conference. Based on a prominent evaluation taxonomy, the instrument provides a practical, low-cost approach to evaluating the quality of professional dev...
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Multirater feedback, often called 360-degree feedback, is a popular development and assessment tool, especially for organizational leaders. Raters from different organizational levels, including subordinates, boss, peers, and self, rate the leader's performance. However, there seldom is strong agreement across rater groups. This study used the data...
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This observational study involving intact groups and convenient sampling examined learning communities at four North Texas community colleges. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in cathectic learning climate, inimical ambiance, academic rigor, affiliation and structure among students in learning communi...
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Foreword Leadership in Career and Technical Education: Beginning the 21st Century is the third edited book published by the University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education (UCWHRE), formerly the University Council of Vocational Education (UCVE). The previous books, Beyond Tradition: Preparing the Teachers of Tomorrow’s Workforce (Hart...
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Statistical models that combine cross section and time series data offer analysis and interpretation advantages over separate cross section or time series data analyses (Mátyás & Severstre, 1996). Time series and cross section designs have not been commonplace in the research community until the last 25 years (Tieslau, 1999). In this study, a fixed...
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An aging population will be one of the world's most important social issues of the next half-century. Diversity programs should prepare individuals to function successfully in the world of the future. Diversity programs have traditionally included information sensitive to the issues of racism, sexism, culture, and disability. However, the needs of...
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In corporations across America, a race is on to find new ways to maximize human capital. An emphasis on lifelong learning will be vital for the success of our future workforce. As demographic shifts occur, the “older worker” will emerge as a primary target for this human development effort. This article explores the implications of this demographic...
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As organizations begin to implement work teams, their assessment will ultimately reflect compensation strategies that move away from individual assessment. This will involve not only using multiple raters, but also the use of multiple criteria. Team assessment using multiple raters and multiple criteria is therefore necessitated; however, this can...
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Mode of access: Internet, via World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Title from title page display. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Texas, May, 2006. Includes bibliographical references.
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Mode of access: Internet, via World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Title from title page display. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Texas, Dec., 2005. Includes bibliographical references.

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