Previous MIKM thesis projects

List of Master’s theses completed under the supervision of Dr. C. H. Maasdorp:

  • 2021-Apr, Kgwete, Thabo. Sensemaking dimensions of policy implementation: Issues, concepts, and perspectives., MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2021-Apr, Kufakwababa, Collen, Artificial intelligence tools in legal automation: The use and perception of AI for document discovery and privilege classification processes in Southern African legal firms., MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University. (co-supervised with Prof. Gerrit Tamm from SRH, Berlin).
  • 2021-Apr, Mwasubila, Jofrey. Knowledge management in communities of practice: The backyard mechanics `gereji bubu’ of Dar es Salaam., MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2021-Apr, Naidoo, Sagree. The promise and limits of web 2.0 tools for communities of practice., MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2020-Dec, Ndalameta-Theo, Emma. The concept of distributed leadership practice and its applicability in the management of small and medium enterprises, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2020-Mar, Chames, Jeremy. Kindred spirits—trust and knowledge sharing in the knowledge management literature, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2020-Mar, Nene, Siyabonga. Knowledge audit methodologies: The importance of knowledge management infrastructure, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2020-Mar, Ntimane, Mandla. Disruptive innovation in the South African banking sector: A case study of Capitec Bank, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2019-Apr, Hove, Darlington. A fit-gap analysis of the National Certificate (Vocational)-Information Technology and Computer Science curriculum against the needs of the South African ICT industry, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2019-Apr, Matibidi, Cassious. Making sense of disruptive innovation: Exploring the innovator’s dilemma from a Weickean perspective, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2019-Apr, Moll, John. Personalisation and codification at NASA: A case of an evolving knowledge management strategy, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University. (co-supervised with Prof. Paul Iske from Maastricht University)
  • 2019-Apr, Mange, Thabile. Knowledge management practices in local government: The case of the City of Johannesburg, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Dec, Chawuke, Tony Buwa. Public sector knowledge management: Alignment of the knowledge management framework to the departmental knowledge purpose, processes and context, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Dec, Moloi, Beke. Managing knowledge in mega-infrastructure projects, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Chibisa, Allan. Organisational complexity: Innovation and the concept of emergence, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Dzebu, Godfree. Enabling conditions for business process innovation, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Kabilwa, Silumesi. Determining the state of knowledge management in Zambian higher education: A comparative study of three public universities, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Mvula, Makani. Knowledge management practices in university administration: A case study of the University of Zambia, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Negumbo, Sarah. e-Government for good governance: The challenges of the implementation of digital workflows in the Namibian public service, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Sibuyi, Zeni. Knowledge development for innovation through regulation: A case study of the knowledge contribution of the public regulator to electronic bingo technology, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Twaambo, Ellah. Knowledge sharing and search by researchers in an African university setting: The case of the University of Zambia, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2018-Mar, Vushe, Emilar. Organisational learning challenges in non-profit organisations, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2017, Mugabe, Patrick. Improving knowledge codification: A case study of a knowledge management initiative at an Australian insurance company, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2017, Dube, Ratidzo. An analysis of the knowledge management systems in an organisation with a center-periphery knowledge management landscape, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2017, Sililo, Nosiku. From agriculture to technology: Science policy in Zambia since independence, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2015, Loureiro, Jorge. Ubiquitous electronically mediated informing and sensemaking in organisations, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2015, Fourie, Colin. Collaborative regional organisational networks: cultivating regional knowledge diffusion to become globally competitive, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2014, Zhakata, Norwell. Control, value, sense and system: dimensions of hierarchy in selected knowledge management theories, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2014, Mushonga, Cleopatra.  Social networking for knowledge management: group features as personal knowledge management tools, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2014, Mamabolo, Kgothatso. Knowledge by narration: the role of storytelling in knowledge management, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2013, Rabie, Rochelle. Structure or process? Facilitative leadership in the context of knowledge work: a practitioner perspective, MPhil (Decision-making and Knowledge Dynamics): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2013, Livesey, Aubrey. The semantic web as a knowledge management environment, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2013, Cornelissen, Aldu. Identity positioning for trust: a narrative analysis on consultant identity construction, MPhil (Decision-making and Knowledge Dynamics): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2012, Smit, Marietjie. Belief-driven sensemaking: arguing as knowledge creation, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2012, Koen, Lourens. Between networks and communities: challenge for an optimal innovation structure, MPhil (Decision-making and Knowledge Dynamics): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2012, Greene, Laura Mary. The rhetoric and reality gap: a sensemaking perspective on corporate social responsibility, MPhil (Decision-making and Knowledge Dynamics): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2012, Anastasiadis, Philip. Knowledge creation within geographically dispersed organisations: collocation from a sensemaking perspective, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2011, Phaladi, Malefetjane Phineas. Knowledge transfer and retention: the case of a public water utility in South Africa, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2011, Nthurubele, Abraham Tshosane. Facilitating a learning organisation: the case of a small consulting firm, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2010, Thelejane, Molupe. Structure and sense: a study of organisation based on the theories of Weick and Jaques, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2010, Netshivungululu, Ndinannyi. An inclusive information society for South Africa: an analysis of the Presidential National Commission for Information Society from 2001 to 2007, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2009, Fourie, Carina. Sensemaking in communities of practice, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2009, Khanyile, Dumisani. Organisational culture and knowledge creation: the relationship between knowledge creation enablers and organisational culture types, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2009, Manasoe, Benjamin. Branding a region: the next step for the regional tourism organisation of Southern Africa, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2008, Eloff, Paul. Knowledge emerging from chaos: organisational sensemaking as knowledge creation, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2008, Le Roux, Daniel. Expecting the unexpected: beyond teleological information systems development, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2008, Marumo, Khomotso. Sensemaking in turbulence: an analysis of the merger of the Central University of Technology from a sensemaking perspective, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2006, De Wet, Ben. Knowledge management and the learning organisation in the new economy, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2006, La Grange, M. E. The relevance of knowledge management in the public sector: the measure of knowledge management in government, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.
  • 2005, Manele, Thembile Moses. Knowledge creation and transfer: implications for knowledge management in parliamentary service, MPhil (Information and Knowledge Management): Stellenbosch University.