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Joyline Makani

Lecturer

Faculty Profile_Joyline Makani (214x210)

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School of Information Management

Email: joyline.makani@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-3661
Mailing Address: 
Killam Memorial Library
6225 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 4H8
 

Research Clusters:

  • Information and society (innovation, knowledge systems)
  • Educational and information services (collaboration, collections development)
  • Information organisation and representation (information systems, social tagging, taxonomies)
  • Data, information and knowledge management (collaboration, data management, information management, information systems, knowledge management)
  • Human information interaction (e-learning, group/collaborative information interactions, information needs and behaviours, organizational learning)
  • Data science (empirical innovation studies)

Education:

  • BA (University of Zimbabwe)
  • MLIS (Dalhousie University)
  • MBA (Dalhousie University)
  • PhD (Dalhousie University)

Selected Publications:

  • Makani, J., Durier-Copp, M., Kiceniuk, D. & Blandford, A. (2016). Strengthening deeper learning through virtual teams in e-learning: A synthesis of determinants and best practices. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education 32(2), 1-16. Best Paper Award for 2016
  • Roach, D.C., Ryman, J., & Makani, J. (2016). Effectuation, innovation and performance in SMEs: an empirical study. European Journal of Innovation Management, 19(2), 214-238. Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence
  • Chen, M., Makani, J., & Bliemel, M. (2016). A subject specialist centric model for library resources management in academic libraries" Library Review, 65(4/5), 281 - 294
  • Makani, J. (2015). Knowledge management, research data management, and university scholarship. VINE, 45(3), 344 – 359. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/VINE-07-2014-0047.
  • Makani, J. (2012). Revisiting knowledge management systems: exploring factors influencing the choices of knowledge management systems in knowledge-intensive organisations. Journal of Information & Knowledge Management (JIKM), 11(04), 1-20. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219649212500244
  • Makani, J. & Marche, S. (2012). Classifying organizations by knowledge intensity – necessary next-steps. Journal of Knowledge Management, 16(2), 1-34.  DOI: 10.1108/13673271211218843

Selected Awards and Honours:

  • Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. (for Roach, D.C., Ryman, J., & Makani, J. (2016) “ Effectuation, innovation and performance in SMEs: an empirical study” published in European Journal of Innovation Management, 19(2), 214-238)
  • Best Paper Award for 2016 - International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education (for: Makani, J., Durier-Copp, M., Kiceniuk, D. & Blandford, A. (2016). Strengthening deeper learning through virtual teams in e-learning: A synthesis of determinants and best practices. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education 32(2), 1-16)
  • Centre   for Learning and Teaching Design and Development Grant, “Promoting Students’   Deeper Learning Through Virtual Teamwork: A Knowledge to Action Project”.   (with M. Durier-Copp, M.   Fitzgerald & D. Tay), ($4,996), 2016-2017.
  • SSHRC Knowledge   Synthesis Grant, “Strengthening deeper learning  through virtual teams in e-learning: a   synthesis of determinants and  best practices”. (with Dr. M. Durier-Copp), ($24,573) 2015.
  • Outstanding Reviewer in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence.
  • Best Paper Award in the Networks & Innovation division, Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) (for: Roach, D.C., Ryman, J., & Makani, J. (2014). Effectuation, innovation and performance in SMEs: towards development of a model, Proceedings 37th Annual International Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference, November 5 - 6, 2014, Manchester, UK).
  • Honourable Mention, Best Paper Award in the Information Systems division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), (for: Makani, J. & Spiteri, L. (2009). The dynamics of collaborative tagging: an analysis of tag vocabulary usefulness in enterprise knowledge representation, discovery and retrieval. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Vol. 30, June 6-9, Niagara Falls, Ontario) ($500).
  • SSHRC Research Development Fund for the Humanities   and Social Sciences, Dalhousie Faculty Research Grant, “Information seeking behaviours of business students   and the development of academic digital libraries.” $4 000.