Pasi Juvonen, Päivi Ovaska


This position paper describes settings for a study of emerge and development of a learning organization within a Finnish University of Applied Sciences will be studied. A group of twelve students from information technology training programme have established a cooperative where they will continue their studies as IT team entrepreneurs. The students will utilize team learning methods and learning by doing in their studies with support from their coaches. In the position paper we will present how emerge and development of the cooperative will be studied during three years. Key concepts related to learning organization will also be shortly discussed. The position paper also presents and discusses data collection methods and research and analysis methods that are considered to be utilized during the study. Observations from interviews within IT team entrepreneurs suggest that for several students participating to the cooperative was based on strong motivation to try something that is totally different from traditional school. It was also expressed in the interviews that students value learning by doing and learning as a member of a team.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Juvonen P. and Ovaska P. (2010). STUDYING IT TEAM ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A LEARNING ORGANIZATION . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-30-0, pages 332-337. DOI: 10.5220/0003092003320337

in Bibtex Style

author={Pasi Juvonen and Päivi Ovaska},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)
SN - 978-989-8425-30-0
AU - Juvonen P.
AU - Ovaska P.
PY - 2010
SP - 332
EP - 337
DO - 10.5220/0003092003320337