We invite you to write for UAS Journal issue 2/2022. The theme of the issue is knowledge-based management. The theme issue favours multidisciplinarity and cross-organisational articles.
An information-intensive organisation values information, and it prefers knowledge-based management as its operating model and practices. In such an organisation, everyone is responsible for receiving, producing, utilising, and evaluating information. Understanding the significance and purpose of information is essential in all activities. Decision-making, management, and choices made in practical work are based on authenticated information. The competence of the organisation and each of its actors is based on the ability to process information. This competence is also understood as a prerequisite for the quality of the activities in the organisation. An information-intensive organisation invests in the accessibility and usability of information and in technology and equipment that supports the processing of information. (Väätäjä, Tihinen, Vesterinen & Saranki-Rantakokko: Sote-alan tiedolla johtamisen koulutusmallin kehittäminen Lapissa, 2021.)
Knowledge-based management is a concept that can be examined from many perspectives. In this issue of the UAS Journal, we have chosen four themes that we expect to explain and increase information on the phenomenon of knowledge-based management and show how different parties have approached the topic. The themes are presented below. A few sample questions have been prepared for each theme.
- Assessing the impact of operations
– What kind of knowledge-based management supports the assessment of the impact of operations (methods and indicators)?
- Accessibility of services
– How can knowledge-based management improve the accessibility of operations and services?
– What new, usable perspectives on the accessibility of services have emerged in knowledge-based management?
– How could their introduction be accelerated?
- Openness of information
– How is information stored and why?
– How can the opening of data bases be reflected in the different functions of society and/or anticipating the future?
- Transparency of operations
– How is knowledge-based management linked with the transparency of operations?
– How can a customer-oriented approach be studied and made open? What are the teaching and research methods that explain putting oneself in someone else’s position?
For this theme issue, we request specialist articles from both universities of applied scienced and outside them. We also hope to receive “best practices” articles that share good operating methods and practices. In their article, the author can also examine how the above-mentioned themes can be recognised in the strategy work of universities of applied sciences.
In addition to articles, the text candidates can also be more free-form reviews, contributions to discussion, interviews, and specialist texts that comment knowledge-based management. The maximum length of a specialist article is 10,000 characters, a review 4,000 characters and less formally structured texts about 3,000 characters (incl. spaces). Detailed instructions for authors can be found on https://uasjournal.fi/in-english/instructions-for-writers/ You should familiarise yourself with them carefully.
In this issue, 2/2022, a two-step evaluation and selection process will be used according to the following schedule:
- The abstracts (200 words as a Word file) should be sent to the theme editors in the following address email@example.com no later than Friday 11 February 2022.
- We will send a reply to the abstract writers no later than 25 February 2022.
- The first version of the article should be sent to the theme editors at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 21 March 2022.
- Feedback on the articles will be sent to the authors no later than 8 April 2022.
- The polished version of the article should be delivered at the latest by 20 April 2022.
The theme issue will be published in Week 20.
Theme Issue Editors
- Sirkka Saranki-Rantakokko, D.B.A., Principal Lecturer, Lapland UAS Master School
- Maarit Tihinen, Ph.D., Principal Lecturer, Lapland UAS Master School
- Soili Vesterinen, D.Ec., Principal Lecturer, Lapland UAS Master School
- Heli Väätäjä, D.Sc. (Tech.), LPT, Principal Lecturer, Lapland UAS Master School
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