Category Archives: Information and knowledge management

Doctoral Student (alternatively post-doctoral researcher) in information studies (project HIBA)

Open doctoral student or post-doc position for IKM people at Åbo Akademi University: Fixed-term employment for the period 1.4.2016-28.2.2019 (doctoral student) or 1.4.2016- 28.2.2018 (post-doctoral researcher).The following is an unofficial Translation. The official advertisement in Swedish can be found at http://www.abo.fi/personal/sv/News/Item/item/10365Information studies at Åbo Akademi … Continue reading

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IKM professionals needed!

The 2015 edition of the Global Knowledge Management Observatory© Survey by Dr. David Griffiths from the K3-Cubed Ltd (and originally in the first 2011 edition from the University of Edinburgh) lists headlines for knowledge management for the year. The general conclusion is … Continue reading

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Senior Lecturer position in information and knowledge management

Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) is inviting applications for employment as senior lecturer in information and knowledge management from 1.11.2015 or upon agreement. The position is located in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics. The Senior lecturer is responsible … Continue reading

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Managers as practical authors

Isto was participating last weekend in the Organisational learning, knowledge and capabilities (OLKC) conference 2015 in Milan, Italy. The conference is an interesting, fairly small annual organisational learning and knowledge management conference with a whole lot of stuff that is interesting for … Continue reading

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Time to do IKM

Tess Rinearson wrote a month ago a to-the-point piece on Medium on the relativity of time (among other things). Her point was to contrast the learning of a venture capitalist that “there’s rarely a competitive advantage to solving problems slowly” (which … Continue reading

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Managing information and knowledge is (child’s) play, no, game?

One of the hottest buzzwords of business research is gamification. Similarly to many other terms from Web 2.0 to BPR, and well yes, knowledge management, it is offered as a miracle cure to problems organisations are facing today and a … Continue reading

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Information architecture and knowledge organisation for your business

The second term compulsory IKM course “Information architecture and knowledge organisation” introduced students to the world of organising information and making it available for its users, that is the stakeholders of your business. The course was about conceptual modelling (how … Continue reading

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Your company needs information leadership

Instead of managing information and knowledge as resources, organisations need to look forward and actively make choices to gain competitive advantage. Knowledge leadership deals with the vision of how and what organisation and all the individuals and communities within should know. But … Continue reading

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Have your say! Give us feedback!

We do really love feedback! The School of Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi University has a common template for evaluating all courses. The focus of evaluation is of course on how you as a student have learned on the … Continue reading

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It is workplace and classroom (too) that make us exchange information and knowledge

Harvard Business review published recently an interesting piece by Ben Waber, Jennifer Magnolfi and Greg Lindsay on Workspaces That Move People. The authors describe and discuss a number of examples of new types of workplaces that make people to interact with … Continue reading

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