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Journal Issue
Volume 18 Issue 3 / Oct 2020  pp198‑284

Editor: Maria José Sousa, Renato Lopes da Costa, Francesca Dal Mas

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Knowledge Translation in the Healthcare Sector. A Structured Literature Review  pp198‑211

Francesca Dal Mas, Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Maria José Sousa, Renato Lopes da Costa, Lorenzo Cobianchi

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Knowledge Translation in Oncology. A Case Study  pp212‑223

Francesca Dal Mas, Helena Biancuzzi, Maurizio Massaro, Amelia Barcellini, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Luca Miceli

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Detrivialization as a Strategy to Challenge Organizational Groupthink  pp224‑235

Salaheddine Mnasri, Stavros Papakonstantinidis

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Relevance of Adult Higher Education on Knowledge Management in the Healthcare Sector  pp236‑254

Tone Vold, Hanne M. Haave

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Organizations, including the healthcare sector, are subject to changes in market, technology and regulations. This requires enhanced and different types of knowledge, and has led to an increased demand for adult higher education. However, the competencies required need to be met by the providers of higher education. This article presents a qualitative case study investigating the work relevance of an adult education study bachelor programme for middle managers of the public health sector in Norway. The paper explores how the education has shaped the interplay between the student/practitioner and his/her surroundings. The data in the study have been collected using in‑depth interviews. The case study showcases the potential impacts of higher education within public healthcare management in the workplace, also highlighting the factors that are predominant regarding the application and dissemination of formal knowledge in the workplace. The primary findings of this study are that there is an interplay between the form and content of the education, personal capabilities and individual characteristics of the student (employee/health manager), as well as an organizational maturity pertaining to knowledge‑management and the exposure to organizational innovation in the broader healthcare system. The case study contributes to the field of knowledge management issues by showing how a study programme can support the development of knowledge management practices in an organization, through focusing on the relevance pronounced through the management practices. 


Keywords: relevance, higher education, knowledge management practices, healthcare sector, innovativeness


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Knowledge Management and Gamification in Pharma: An Approach in Pandemic times to Develop Product Quality Reviews  pp255‑268

Ricardo Pateiro Marcão; Gabriel Pestana, Maria José Sousa

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The Peculiarities of the Organizational Learning of Clinicians and their Causes  pp269‑284

Palmira Jucevičienė, Akvilė Sadauskienė, Robert Leščinskij

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