Joyline Makani

Assistant Professor

Faculty Profile_Joyline Makani (214w)

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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)

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:

  • Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Inter-University Research Network (IURN) Research Grant: “Developing data systems for evidence-based policy making and implementation: A study of the Nova Scotia Attendance and Engagement Policy”. Principal Investigator. ($18,000)  2018-2021.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant: “Crowdsourcing and entrepreneurial opportunities: Towards a framework for opportunity recognition and development”. Co-applicant.  ($52,233). 2018-2021.
  • SSSHRC Explore Grant: “Building intergenerational knowledge communities: Lessons from the Mi’kma’ki”. Co-applicant. ($4,950). 2019-2020 .
  • SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant: “Connecting public servants to enhance public value”. Co-applicant. ($24,732) 2018-2020
  • SSHRC, Research Development Fund  “Knowledge ecosystems and business innovation: an exploratory study of the channels of collaborations and key success factors between Universities and Canadian small and medium sized businesses”. Principal Investigator. ($3,396). 2017-2018 
  • SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant: “Strengthening deeper learning through virtual teams in e learning: a synthesis of determinants and best practices”. Co-applicant. ($24,573). 2015-2016
  • Outstanding Paper. Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. (For 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). 2017.
  • Best Paper Award. 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). 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer. Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. 2015
  • Honourable Mention, Best Paper Award. 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). 2009.