Knowledge Sharing in Health Innovation Projects: Experiential Learning from Collaborating in a Project-Based Working Group Focusing in Knowledge Transfer in Maternity Services Best Practice (COST Projects IS 0907)

  • Kleopatra AlamantariotouEmail author
  • Katerina Nicolopoulou
Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 20)


Project work in today’s organisations primarily takes place through the engagement of knowledge-based communities of practice as well as the use of embedded communication technologies, such as web-based social media. This has been highlighted as one of the ways in which health innovation research knowledge can be managed and transferred (Towards knowledge management based on harnessing collective intelligence on the web, Berlin, 350–357, 2006; Collective intelligence in healthcare,, 2013). Organisations are witnessing a re-shaping of their processes in terms of diminished face-to-face interactions. This chapter reviews ways in which the use of communication technologies, social media and virtual teams assist project-based work in the transfer of health innovation knowledge. The focus is on experiential learning from collaboration from the European COST Project IS 0907.


Knowledge sharing Knowledge transfer Innovation Maternity health care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kleopatra Alamantariotou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katerina Nicolopoulou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health SciencesTrinity College DublinDublin 2Ireland
  2. 2.Strathclyde Business SchoolGlasgowUK

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