9th European Conference on Knowledge Management
Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK
4-5 September 2008
A main implication of the knowledge economy is that there is not alternative way to prosperity than to make learning and knowledge creation of prime relevance. Issues of knowledge creation, use and transfer and innovation competencies building have moved to the forefront of attention in corporate competitive strategy and in economic, social and industrial policy as well. Competing worldwide demands individual and organisational creativity, high level skills and capabilities and adaptive and innovative learning organisations and institutions. To keep abreast of the volatile and changing environment organisations, countries and regions need to develop a better understanding of how knowledge and intellectual capital deliver effective business processes and high value goods and services. In particular, they have to develop awareness of and mechanisms to manage the risks that are inherent to this new context and improved methods to link IC and KM to the firm’s future streams of cash flows and GDP growth.
ECKM 2008 provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners from Europe and elsewhere who are involved in the study; management, development and implementation of knowledge management initiatives to come together and exchange ideas.
The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of papers on both the theory and advanced practice of all aspects of knowledge management (KM) and intellectual capital (IC). The conference in September 2008 is seeking quantitative, qualitative and experience-based papers from industry and academe. Topics may include but are not limited to:
Frameworks for conceptualising KM, parameters of the field of study; Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms; Knowledge asset valuation models; Knowledge Management Systems; Impact on organisational learning; Impact on business strategy, architectures for KM systems; Managing Intellectual Capital; Contextual analysis; KM in higher education; Knowledge sharing between different groups in an organization, sharing and co-operation in Communities of Practice; How to initiate KM, resourcing KM, implementing KM; KM case studies, KM and SME’s; The evaluation of KM, user requirements; KM and innovation, innovation networks; Content management systems; Ontologies; KM and the Web and e-Business; Ethics of KM
In addition to the main conference, submissions are welcomed to the mini tracks: Measuring Intangibles & Intellectual Capital, chaired by Bernard Marr, The Advanced Performance Institute, UK; Knowledge Retention, chaired by Thurasamy Ramayah, Univesiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia; Knowledge through collaboration, co-chairs Adnan Maalaoui, Toulon University- France, Malek Bourguiba, Nancy University- France & Amine Chelly, Ecole des Dirigeants et Créateurs d’entreprise (EDC) Paris, France: Dynamics of Temporary Coalitions & Collective Knowledge, co-chairs Michael Taylor, Sandra Begley & John Bryson, University of Birmingham, UK; Knowledge Management in Higher education, co-chairs Aswatha Kumar M & Satyadhyan Chickerur, M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India; Knowledge Management as a managerial tool in EU research programs, chaired by Milly Perry, The Open University, Raanana, Israel.
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