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Mini Track Call for Papers on Knowledge Management Practices in Healthcare

Prof. Chiara Verbano

Dr. Maria Crema

Prof. Isabel Maria Macedo

Mini Track co-Chairs: Prof. Chiara Verbano, Dr. Maria Crema and Prof. Isabel Maria Macedo

ECKM 2018 Mini Track on Knowledge Management Practices in Healthcare

The healthcare sector provides a rich setting to exploit and develop knowledge management frameworks, practices and techniques to help organisations in achieving their objectives and goals.

Healthcare organizations are under great pressure to reduce the cost of medical services and to increase productivity while meeting timely, effectiveness, safety and other healthcare quality goals. The need to balance growing demand on the system with sustainability objectives implies the adoption of more effective management frameworks. Researching knowledge management practices and tools in healthcare organizations offers the opportunity to examine how large amounts of explicit and overall tacit knowledge can be handled to improve processes and performance.

This mini track aims to stimulate discussion about theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge management in the healthcare context. We welcome papers that report conceptual and empirical research addressing practices and tools in the areas of knowledge creation, knowledge acquisition, knowledge assimilation, and knowledge sharing applied at the individual, group and organizational levels in the healthcare sector.

Specific areas of research interest for this Mini Track (but not limited to) are:

  • KM and ICT (e.g. e-health, e-medicine, telemedicine, electronic medical record, personal health record, clinical decision support systems, social media)
  • KM and Intellectual Capital (e.g. social practices of knowledge acquisition and sharing such as communities of practice, professional networks)
  • KM to improve quality in healthcare processes (e.g. clinical process management, health lean management, choosing wisely, evidence based management, clinical risk management)
  • KM and Performance (e.g. administrative database research, big data, performance measures)
  • KM and value co-creation (e.g. processes of collaborative value co-creation among key stakeholders)
  • KM and organizational culture (e.g. role of organizational culture on shaping knowledge sharing)



Mini Track Call for Papers on Knowledge Strategies in Turbulent Times

Mini Track Chair: Dr. Constantin Bratianu

ECKM 2018 Mini Track Call for Papers on Knowledge Strategies in Turbulent Times

Knowledge strategies represent the effort of strategic thinking to design and implement strategies in knowledge management. They contribute to business performance especially in today’s changing environment as a result of turbulent times. Knowledge strategies become necessary in the knowledge economy, where the intangible resources are dominant and there is a shift of paradigm from strategic planning to emergent knowledge strategies. Increasing uncertainty and complexity of the new business environment require a new way of thinking which is reflected in the designing and implementation of the knowledge strategies.

Specific areas of research interest for this Mini Track (but not limited to) are:

  • Strategic thinking and systems thinking.
  • Knowledge management challenges in turbulent times.
  • Decision making in knowledge management in conditions of increasing uncertainty and complexity.
  • The influence of knowledge strategies on the firm’s performances.
  • Knowledge strategies to increase knowledge creation and knowledge sharing.
  • Knowledge strategies to reduce knowledge loss, knowledge leakage and knowledge underuse.


Mini Track Call for Papers on Current Issues in Intellectual Capital

Mini Track Chair: Dr. John Dumay

ECKM 2018 Mini Track on Current Issues in Intellectual Capital

Intellectual capital is a topic going under considerable change, especially since 2012 when Guthrie et al. (2012) introduced the third stage of IC research based on IC in practice. Thus, IC research shifted from examining IC as a good idea and developing models for measuring, managing, and reporting IC to understand the managerial implications of IC in action inside organisations. Since then, Dumay and Garanina (2013) identified a fourth stage based on how organisations’ IC practices impacted on the wider ecosystem they directly impact. Now, IC research has truly taken a practice turn in public and private organisations (Guthrie and Dumay, 2015) and many researchers now are beginning to outline  how IC extends to the intersection of organisations with how they creating utility, social and environmental value beyond just economic value (Dumay, 2016). Now, there are calls for IC to extend to a fifth stage that changes the research focus from “What is IC worth to investors, customers, society and the environment?” to “Is managing IC a worthwhile endeavour?” (Dumay et al., 2017a; Dumay et al., 2017b). Thus we call for papers that continue to explore different stages of research to ensure that IC continues to evolve.

Specific areas of research interest for this Mini Track (but not limited to) are:

  • Case studies of IC in practice
  • IC in different contexts such as public and third sector organisations and their impact beyond the organisation
  • How IC intersects with contemporary reporting frameworks such as the GRI, integrated reporting and the EU Directive on non-financial reporting
  • IC and how it can be applied to solving wider societal issues based on economic, social justice and the environment
  • IC and its application to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (see