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Journal Issue
Volume 18 Issue 2 / Apr 2020  pp91‑173

Editor: Eduardo Tome

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Award‑Winning Organizations: How Outstanding Organizations Manage the Registration, Access and use of the Knowledge of Employees  pp91‑104

Ragna Kemp Haraldsdóttir

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On Work Relevance of Adult Education: A Case Study Narrative  pp105‑120

Tone Vold, Hanne Haave, Aristidis Kaloudis

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Abstract

There is an increased focus on relevance of higher education. Mostly it is about enhanced job opportunities or job advancements for the individual. However, relevance of higher education may also be towards solving important issues or problems at a workplace. There are some necessary preconditions as to how an educational activity becomes relevant. Firstly, the student must be capable to discover how generic knowledge and acquired skills may or may not apply to concrete situations at work. This requires experience, understanding of the norms and culture of the organisation and a certain form of practical intelligence. Secondly, the conditions at work place must be conducive to innovation and change in various ways. In this article, we present a case study where employee turnover and lack of effective training routines were a major efficiency constraint in a Norwegian firm. With constant competition, changes in markets and other factors that influence the sustainability of an organization, cutting costs, such as high turnover and the time from being newcomer to being fully operative in the job. The responsible for training activities in the firm realized that additional formal education at the higher education level was needed, and he decided to enrol in a Knowledge Management study program at The Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in order to learn how he could improve knowledge management and learning processes of new employees at his workplace. The case study ultimately demonstrates how crucial the interplay between content and form of education on one hand and specific conditions facilitating changes and improvements at work on the other is for the relevance in formal higher education narrative. 

 

Keywords: knowledge management, relevance of education, organizational learning, adult learning

 

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Knowledge Geography for Measuring the Divergence in Intellectual Capital of Russia  pp121‑135

Andrey S. Mikhaylov, Anna A. Mikhaylova, Vivek K. Singh, Dmitry V. Hvaley

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The Status quo of Knowledge Management and Sustainability Knowledge  pp136‑148

Beate Klingenberg, Helen N. Rothberg

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Knowledge Acquisition and Meaning‑making in the Participatory Budgeting of Local Governments  pp149‑160

Evandro Bocatto, Eloisa Perez-de-Toledo

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Alive by Meeting: A Solution to the Paradox of Meetings Based on the Pyramid of New Collaboration  pp161‑171

Marco Bettoni, Eddie Obeng

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Editorial for EJKM Volume 18 Issue 2  pp172‑173

Eduardo Tome

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