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Mini Track Call for Papers on Knowledge Strategies in Turbulent Times

Mini Track Chair: Prof. Dr. Constantin Bratianu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

ECKM 2019 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.

Some of the main characteristics of case studies include:

  • 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 Knowledge Management in Healthcare

Mini Track Chair:  Dr Maria José Sousa, Universidade Europeia and GEE – Ministério da Economia, Portugal

ECKM 2019 Mini Track on Knowledge Management in Healthcare

In today's global context knowledge Management is gaining more and more importance in healthcare organisations.  Healthcare is an interesting place to study Knowledge Management as it requires interdisciplinary science including knowledge representation, management and it assumes a high importance and need to be supported by highly interactive technologies, tools and techniques.

The knowledge base is constantly growing and becoming more and more dynamic, and even conflicting which presents a big challenge in stimulating research with the goal to turn knowledge overload into opportunities and helping decision-making in healthcare organizations. This Mini-Track calls for submissions that help develop and/or apply healthcare knowledge management, clearly showing an interdisciplinary approach.

Theoretical and practical papers are invited to this mini-track and potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Creation and dissemination methods of knowledge
  • People and knowledge a question for management or for governance of healthcare organisations
  • Applications of knowledge management in healthcare
  • Emergent technologies for knowledge management in healthcare
  • Big data analytics in healthcare
  • Trends in Knowledge Management in healthcare

Mini Track Call for Papers on Knowledge for Sustainable Development Goals

Mini Track Chair: Prof. Florinda Matos, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

ECKM 2019 Mini Track Call for Papers on Knowledge for Sustainable Development Goals

Knowledge has gained an increasingly important role in societies, becoming the most important asset for many economies. The way knowledge is created, shared and expanded is now a determining factor in the innovative and competitive capacity of both organizations and economies.

Investing in knowledge is a priority for any organization or country striving to achieve the ambitious vision of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Organizations and society are, thus, faced with the challenge of creating and managing systems more focused on the value of knowledge assets and, at the same time, striving to achieve sustainability.

The purpose of this mini-track is to discuss how knowledge-based assets’ management can contribute to a more sustainable society in its social, environmental and economical dimensions.

Theoretical and practical papers are invited to this mini-track and potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge for sustainable development
  • The role of knowledge in the context of Industry 4.0
  • Green knowledge, green intellectual capital and innovation
  • Knowledge management, environmental and social challenges
  • Knowledge management and sustainable business models

Mini Track Call for Papers on Managing Knowledge in 21st Century: in the First Knowledge Economy?

Mini Track Chair: Dr Madeleine Block,  Bielefeld University, Germany.

ECKM 2019 Mini Track Call for Papers on Managing Knowledge in 21st Century: in the First Knowledge Economy?

Over the last decade Knowledge Management has become a central topic in both theory and practice. A lot of effort has been invested by organisations into the implementation of knowledge management policies and initiatives. Furthermore, European countries have agreed to turn the European Union into the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy. So, knowledge and knowledge management have symbolised the shift from an industrial towards a knowledge economy and has become a key resource for economic success in this complex world we live in, with its ICT developments and global financial integration. On the other hand, the word “knowledge” has become inflated through its overuse. The impression is that any ideas are “knowledge”, and any organisational success or failure is linked to a well-functioning or deficient management of knowledge.

In existing literature, little attention is given to this aspect of reconstructing and comparing the development of a knowledge economy versus knowledge management. So, the aim of this mini track is to question whether a paradigm shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy has taken place in relation to reality, to define and investigate what is meant by a knowledge economy and what the role knowledge management in the 21st century actually is.

Theoretical and practical papers are invited to this mini-track and potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • What has changed – has a shift towards a knowledge economy taken place?How to define and manage knowledge in the 21st century?
  • Is there any difference between knowledge and Intellectual Capital?
  • What is the aim of knowledge management and knowledge economy in the 21st century?
  • What is the influence of Knowledge and Knowledge Management on Human Resource Development? On organizational learning?
  • What are the roles of the society´s stakeholders? (state, EU, citizens, firms etc.)
  • What are and could be possible policy implications within knowledge economy context?

Mini Track Call for Papers on Understanding and Addressing the Ethical implications in KM

Mini Track Chair: Ali Hessami , Director, Vega Systems, London-UK

Mini Track Call for Papers on Managing Knowledge in 21st Century: in the First Knowledge Economy?

Managing knowledge requires activities and tasks throughout the knowledge life cycle. The traditional knowledge management focus on cost, economic value, process and technology has often missed on the consideration of human values and social impact.

This track is intended to address consideration of ethics and human values in the knowledge life cycle processes, activities and tasks to render ethically aligned design for products, services and systems.

Theoretical and practical papers are invited to this mini-track and potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethics in KM
  • Ethical analysis of KM activities
  • Ethics aware KM
  • Social impact of KM
  • Consideration of human values in KM