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M. Max Evans

Prof. Max Evans


Assistant Professor

max [dot] evans [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

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Abridged Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Information Studies (Knowledge Management), Collaborative Program (PhD) in Knowledge Media Design, University of Toronto. Thesis: Knowledge Sharing: An Empirical Study of the Role of Trust and Other Social-Cognitive Factors in an Organizational Setting
MISt (Information Systems), Collaborative Program (MISt) in Knowledge Media Design, University of Toronto
BS in Marketing (International Business); Minor in Philosophy, Northern Illinois University

Current professional activities

  • SLA (Special Libraries Association) Eastern Canada Chapter, McGill University liaison

Teaching & supervision


PhD supervision


Research interests

  • Information and knowledge management 
  • Knowledge sharing (human, social and technological enablers)
  • Knowledge continuity
  • Management of technological innovation

Selected research activities

2013-2016 McGill Start-Up Funds. What does Knowledge Look Like? Principal Investigator: M. Max Evans
2013–Present 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

Selected publications & presentations

Evans, M. Max (2013). Is trust the most important factor influencing knowledge sharing in organisations?. Journal of Information & Knowledge Management, (12)4, 1350038 (17 pages).

Evans, M. Max & Ali, Natasha (2013). Bridging knowledge management life cycle theory and practice. 10th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning – ICICKM 2013 proceedings. George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA: Academic conferences and publishing international. [Refereed]

Evans, M. Max, Wensley, Anthony 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 proceedings. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain: Academic conferences international. [Refereed]

Evans, M. Max, & Alleyne, Joel (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. Max, & Wensley, Anthony 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. Available online at http://www.ejkm.com/issue/download.html?idArticle=158

Evans, M. Max, & Wensley, Anthony 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. [Refereed].