Joyline Makani is an Assistant Professor and Management & Economics Librarian at Dalhousie University. She has taught courses in information resources management, knowledge management, virtual teams, collaboration and leadership in the Faculty of Management’s undergraduate, graduate and executive programs.
Joyline is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe and Dalhousie University where she earned an MLIS, an MBA and a PhD. Her award-winning work has been published in a variety of leading journals including The Journal of Knowledge Management, European Journal of Innovation Management, and Knowledge Management Research & Practice. She has received numerous funding awards for her research: most recently, she received Partnership Engage Grants from SSHRC in 2021 & 2020 ($25 000 each year), and in 2018, an Insight Development Grant (52,233) from SSHRC and an Inter-University Research Network Research Grant ($18 000) from The Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Her current research activities sit at the intersection of information science, data management, and knowledge management, as well as, collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation. She focusses on exploring how organizations, in a bid to align and sustain innovation, growth and success, continuously learn and build or deploy systems to effectively and efficiently create new knowledge.