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  • 1.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    et al.
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Felicetti, Alberto Michele
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Della Gala, Marco
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Industrial Management and Engineering, Pori Unit, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Knowledge Management and Emerging Collaborative Networks in Tourism Business Ecosystems2015In: Proceedings of the 16th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2015) / [ed] Massaro, M.; Garlatti, A., Academic Conferences Limited, 2015, p. 19-26Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    If we critically look at the evolution of the Tourism Industry (TI), we can note that, in the past decade, nothing has changed as much as ICTs and the Internet which caused an extensive transformation of the TI. Both demand and supply of ICT, together with innovation in transportation and international trade agreements, have evolved the tourism sector in operational workflows, management and marketing of new of tourism experiences. The massive use of new technologies has facilitated the rise of new flat organizational models where traditional brokers have disappeared, replaced by direct connections between local providers and tourists, or they have been reconfigured into new forms of dynamic and web-based tourism package providers. The depicted industry evolution shows potential, unthinkable just a few years ago, for local service providers usually marginalized from main tourism flows, due to their small sizes, and who are unable to compete in the globalized market. In many regions characterized by a niche tourism vocation, local tourism operators have started organizing themselves spontaneously in Collaborative Networks in order to create aggregate tourism offers that are able to compete with big tourism operators thus transforming regions with potential and vocation in real tourism destinations. The main socialeffect of instantiating these tourism partnerships, is the stimulus towards Tourism Business Ecosystems (TBEs) giving local tourism service providers a means for economic growth. The aim of this paper is to describe how the organizational paradigm of CNs, applied to the TBEs knowledge management and supported by ICTs, can be the key means for the growth of emerging TBEs. Such models are able to reengineer the tourism destination management model in order to gain much more flexibility in service provision and provide tourists the possibility to live an augmented tourism experience. In this paper we point out that tourism destinations, in an effort to give services able to actively support each phase of the 2.0 tourist lifecycle, can benefit from collaborative network models.

  • 2.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    Mech Energy & Management Engn, Univ Calabria, Rende, Italy.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Blogging as a virtual co-learning environment in the international course context2016In: EduLearn 16: Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies / [ed] L Gómez Chova; A López Martínez; I Candel Torres, Valencia, Spain: The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2016, p. 1383-1391Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Co-learning, also known as collaborative learning, is a method of learning and teaching in which a team of learners together explore a significant question or create a meaningful project. A group of learners working together over the Internet on a shared assignment of creating a blog is an example of a virtual co-learning environment [1]. According to Jarvenpaa et al. [2], a virtual team member's trust in his/her team operates as a moderator, indirectly affecting the relationships between team communication and perceptual learning outcomes. Therefore, we first executed team-building exercises in virtual teams. Secondly, we instructed students to use blogging tools and create their own blog pages. Thirdly, we carried out a survey among students to assess the learning experiences in such a virtual co-learning environment. We have experimented with blogging as a co-learning environment among university students in the international course context. These experiments were conducted among a group of 39 students enrolled on an international knowledge management graduate course. We observed team building in virtual teams via team-building exercises [2]. We assessed the content of the blog pages and conducted a survey at the end of the course. In the paper, we discuss co-learning in virtual teams, introduce the results from the survey questionnaire and introduce live links to some sample blog pages.

  • 3.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Hietaoja, Helinä
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    Dept Mech Energy & Management Engn, Univ Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Managing Cultural Knowledge in Project Execution2015In: IFKAD 2015: 10th International Forum On Knowledge Asset Dynamics: Culture, Innovation And Entrepreneurship: Connecting The Knowledge Dots / [ed] Spender, J.C.; Schiuma, G.; Albino, V., Institute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM) , 2015, p. 1085-1096Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to explore the factors through which the project implementation phase could be enhanced by cultural knowledge. The importance of studying this subject is that the exploitation of cultural knowledge (Hofstede & Hofstede 2005, Schwartz 1999, Ng et al. 2006, Hall 1976, Lewis 2006) and competence (Koskinen 2001) is still limited in the constantly increasing project-based business (Turner 1999, Artto et al. 2011, PMBOK 2004) in the international field. Two objectives exist in this study: understanding project complexity through the main challenges in project implementation and evaluating the impacts of the cultural factors behind them.

    We propose the multiple case study approach (Eisenhard & Graebner 2007, Yin 2014).The prominence of cultural knowledge in project implementation is difficult to determine, so the research design has exploratory features. Case project A was implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa and Case project B in the Near East. Interviewed managers worked either from distance and only visited the target country periodically or represented the perspective of an operational level manager working in the host country. The main cultural challenges that occurred in the projects are defined by these interviewees.

    This methodology gives evidence of the main challenges in the two case projects and clarifies the multiplicity of cultural issues in the project context. The importance of the subject was highlighted and the interviewed managers demonstrated that cultural knowledge can offer benefits. Numerous studies exist concerning the challenges in the project business (Deresky 2014, Turner 1999).

    The outcomes of the research stressed the uniqueness of projects and the situational need for cultural knowledge. The results highlighted the pervasive nature of culture in the international playing field. Companies are obliged to adjust their operations according to environments with multifaceted requirements. National cultures not only prevail within the borders of geographical areas, but are also reflected in company procedures. Therefore, their overall impact needs to be considered in international projects.

  • 4.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Storytelling as a Factor in Increasing Intellectual Capital of Project-Based Companies2012In: Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Intellectual Capital / [ed] Surakka, Jukka, Reading, England: Academic Publishing International, 2012, p. 53-59Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the paper is to explore storytelling as a potential lever to gain intellectual capital (IC) in project-based companies. The aim is to open up new ways to understand stories and the role of storytelling in increasing IC in project-based companies. Stories are a manifestation of collective knowledge. Often not documented but embedded in individual minds and forming the valuable human capital. We present essential theoretical information, reviewing the concepts of the project-based company and the project work context, and describing the notion of IC (human, structural and relational) in relation to storytelling. The temporary nature of projects is challenge in IC management of project-based companies. Since each project is unique and may have temporary organization the transfer of knowledge is more challenging for project-based companies than for those operating in stable environments. The existing relational capital may not apply to new project and thus new relational capital must be created and accumulated to company. Considering structural capital, the processes and systems and the documented knowledge may be unique to each project and as such difficult to leverage. Storytelling can provide some ways to overcome these challenges. Storytelling is currently little understood and researched in the context of project-based companies, especially from the perspective of IC. Conceptual part of the article is followed by descriptions of stories and storytelling as a vehicle in increasing IC in project-based companies. We suggest that stories and storytelling are effective modes of human knowledge transfer and learning. Storytelling plays a role in advancing informal learning in project-based companies. Projects are unique and project teams are temporary. Therefore the IC management of project-based companies deserves extended research in academia. Originality and value of the paper is on finding a viable perspective and approach with which project-based companies can understand how they can increase IC through storytelling.

  • 5.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Huhtamaki, Jukka
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Exploring co-learning behavior of conference participants with visual network analysis of Twitter data2015In: Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, E-ISSN 1873-7692, Vol. 51, no B, p. 1154-1162Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Knowledge management has acknowledged organizational learning as a key factor for creating competitive advantage for companies already from early 1990. However, the studies of co-learning in this connection are in their infancy. This article contributes to an emerging field of 'smart data' research on Twitter by presenting a case study of how community managers in Finland used this social media platform to construct a co-learning environment around an annually organized conference. In this empirical study we explore the co-learning behavior in project contexts especially by analyzing and visualizing co-learning behavior from conference participants Twitter data.

  • 6.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Kärkkäinen, Hannu
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Joel-Edgar, Sian
    Computer Science, Bath University, Bath, UK.
    Huhtamäki, Jukka
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Visualizing informal learning behavior from conference participants' Twitter data with the Ostinato Model2016In: Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, E-ISSN 1873-7692, Vol. 55, p. 584-595Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Network analysis is a valuable method for investigating and mapping the phenomena driving the social structure and sharing the findings with others. This article contributes to an emerging field of 'smart data' research on Twitter by presenting a case study of how community managers in Finland used this social media platform to construct an informal learning environment around an annually organized conference. In this empirical study we explore informal learning behavior in the project context, especially by analyzing and visualizing informal learning behavior from Twitter data using the Ostinato Model introduced in this paper. Ostinato is an iterative, user-centric, process-automated model for data-driven visual network analytics.

  • 7.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Experienced Risks In Social Media Use - Longitudinal Study Among University Students2016In: EDULEARN16: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies / [ed] L Gómez Chova; A López Martínez; I Candel Torres, Valencia, Spain: The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2016, p. 1255-1260Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Several recent studies indicate that there is a need for increased use of ICT and social media in the Finnish education [1], [2]. This research was conducted in order to explore the attitude towards social media use among university students. The motivation for seeking answer to the research question: "What risks students experience in social media use?" derived from the need to discover learning barriers in social media based learning environments. In particular, there is a need for novel interaction means in order to co-create and learn informally [3] also beyond the traditional classroom. The assumptions, beliefs and attitudes towards social media are studied from the perspective of perceived risks of the students. The study was conducted among graduate students attending "Communities and Social Media in Knowledge Management" course between the years 2012-2016. A web-based survey was executed annually, with a total of 113 respondents. Based on the results we were able to categorize the perceived risks and derive implications on how to lower learning barriers of students in social media based learning environments.

  • 8.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Karkkainen, Hannu
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Ammirato, Salvatore
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Felicetti, Alberto Michele
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Della Gala, Marco
    Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Arcavacata Di Rende, Italy.
    Social media applications in external B2B transactions: An empirical analysis of the Finnish technology industry2015In: IFKAD 2015: 10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics: Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Connecting the Knowledge Dots / [ed] Spender, JC; Schiuma, G; Albino, V, Institute of Knowledge Asset Management (IKAM) , 2015, p. 1930-1940Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the popularity of the topic, social media research is still limited and focuses largely on the role of consumer-to-consumer (C2C) and business-to-consumer (B2C) domains (Volpentesta and Felicetti, 2012; Michaelidou et al., 2011). In many aspects, B2C social media practices are not directly useful for inter- organizational and business-to-business (B2B) purposes. The main aim of this paper is to increase the understanding of the current applications of social media in external B2B transactions. This is carried out through an extensive survey of companies in the technology industry which are operating purely in B2B markets, having only other companies as customers.

    We wanted to understand how industrial B2B companies currently apply social media in their own inter- organizational applications, what potential they see for social media in this context, and what kind of support they need to better adopt social media together with their customers and partners. A population of 2488 Finnish decision makers from the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries were observed. Based on the answers of 143 different companies, 125 companies were found to wholly (100%) represent B2B markets, and these were chosen as the sample of this particular study.

    Studies on social media, especially survey-based studies, have not focused soley on B2B companies, particularly on the inter-organizational applications of social media in B2Bs, except for the B2B-marketing oriented study of Michaelidou et al. (2011) and the study of social media utilization in B2B relationships by Pettersson et al. (2014). This study extends these previous studies by creating new understanding of the maturity of social media integration in businesses, organizational business problems that companies perceive can be solved with social media, and approaches that can support social media adoption in B2B companies.

    Managerially, the results can be used, for instance, to better understand the various possibilities of applying social media for inter-organizational use in B2Bs, which are currently only superficially understood by a significant portion of managers. This can help support and facilitate external social media use in B2Bs.

  • 9.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    et al.
    Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Kärkkäinen, Hannu
    Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Department of Industrial Management, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland.
    Social media utilization in business-to-business relationships of technology industry firms2014In: Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, E-ISSN 1873-7692, Vol. 30, p. 606-613Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Even today, it is a fairly common argument in business-to-business companies, especially in traditional industrial companies, that social media is only useful in the business-to-consumer sector. The perceived challenges, opportunities and social media use cases in business-to-business sector have received little attention in the literature. Therefore, this paper focuses on bridging this gap with a survey of social media use cases, opportunities and challenges in industrial business-to-business companies. The study also examines the essential differences between business-to-consumer and business-to-business in these respects. The paper starts by defining social media and Web 2.0, and then characterizes social media in business, and social media in business-to-business. Finally, we present and analyze the results of our empirical survey of 125 business-to-business companies in the Finnish technology industry sector. This paper suggests that there is a significant gap between the perceived potential of social media and social media use with customers and partners in business-to-business companies, and identifies potentially effective ways to reduce the gap.

  • 10.
    Linna, Petri
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Aramo-Immonen, Heli
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Saari, Mika
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Turunen, Jari
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Jussila, Jari J.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Joel-Edgar, Sian
    Exeter University, Exeter, England.
    Huhtala, Mikko
    WinNova Länsirannikon Koulutus Oy Ltd, Tampere, Finland.
    Assessment of social media skills among vocational teachers in Finland2015In: EDULEARN 15: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies / [ed] Gómez Chova, L; López Martinéz, A; Candel Torres, I, Valencia, Spain: The International Academy of Technology, Education and Development, 2015, p. 4574-4581Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Information technology penetration in the automotive industry has forced education in upper secondary vocational teaching to radically change. In car mechanic training this has an influence on traditional teaching methods as well as upon the substance of the education. At the same time education is generally changing to use social media (SOME) tools in various novel pedagogical settings. SOME may be seen as one solution to the challenges to the automotive sector. However, teachers need to be motivated to enter into a new era of education. In this case study we explore the upper secondary vocational teachers' ability to utilize SOME in teaching. We planned, tested and verified an assessment tool for evaluating SOME skills among vocational teachers. We also planned and provided training for vocational teachers in the use of SOME tools. Our findings were that the ability to utilize SOME tools among vocational teachers was not good and teachers were surprisingly conservative towards new educational technology. We discovered that utilizing an assessment survey questionnaire before and feedback questionnaire afterwards, greatly benefited a training course by plugging existing knowledge gaps and planning the training accordingly.

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