ECKM Mini tracks

The Mini Tracks for ECKM

  • KM and Practices in Family Firms
  • Knowledge Dynamics Toward Practical Wisdom and Organizational Spirituality
  • Ethics and Management of Knowledge
  • Knowledge Management, Flexibility and Competitiveness in Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Knowledge Management Strategies: Challenges and Limitations
  • Knowledge Management Theories and Applications from Trans/Multi/Inter/Disciplinary Perspective
  • The Future of Knowledge Management: Trends and Challenges
  • Intellectual Capital Management and Sustainability
  • Knowledge Transfer as an Element of Enterprise Security
  • New Trends and Models of Knowledge Transfer in Digital Higher Education
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KM and Practices in Family Firms

Yong Wang
Yong Wang
Walter Vesperi
Walter Vesperi

Mini Track Chair: Yong Wang, University of Wolverhampton, UK & Walter Vesperi, University of Messina, Italy  

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on KM and Practices in Family Firms  

In recent years, scholars and practitioners have recognized knowledge as the most important resource in organizational processes and for this reason an extensive literature on strategic knowledge management (KM) has been consolidated. From this perspective, it becomes vital for the survival and success of organizations to facilitate the creation, storage, transfer and application of knowledge.  

There are many studies on KM in family firms and insights concerning businesses in general. Few studies have focused on the transfer and sharing of knowledge between different generations. The purpose of this mini-track is to deepen the aspects and concepts of knowledge management in family firms. Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New trends in Knowledge Management Practices in Family Firms
  • Knowledge transfer and knowledge translation dynamics in family and no-family firms
  • Strategies, approaches, tactics and mechanism for generational succession
  • Failures and success stories in KM in Family Firms

The best papers presented will be selected for quick review in the International Journal of Management Practice (IJMP, Inderscience). https://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=ijmp

Knowledge Dynamics Toward Practical Wisdom and Organizational Spirituality

Paulo Pinheiro
Raysa Rocha

Mini Track Chair: Paulo Pinheiro and Raysa Rocha, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal  

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on Knowledge Dynamics Toward Practical Wisdom and Organizational Spirituality  

Spirituality has long been rooting ideas of Management. Its growth is related to a paradigm-shifting in academia and society. It influences organizational dynamics related to employees’ well-being, satisfaction, commitment, and knowledge sharing, among others. In addition, each culture and religious tradition affects spiritual expressions.  

For centuries, practical wisdom (phronesis) has been a topic of interest in many fields, such as philosophy, psychology, and others. In the last decades, it has been investigated in management because developing organizational practical wisdom is a path to a humanized strategy, which is also necessary for the efficient and efficacy utilization of knowledge in the organization.

Leaders have a critical role in the development of spirituality and practical wisdom of/in organizations. Both constructs foster continuous innovation, creating shared value in terms of social good and economic value. Moreover, shared values developing collective knowing contribute to the journey towards a practically wise company.

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge dynamics and spirituality/practical wisdom.
  • Collective knowing and spirituality/practical wisdom.
  • Practically wise/spiritual leadership and knowledge dynamics.
  • Knowledge dynamics and shared value creation.

Ethics and Management of Knowledge

 
Mini Track Chair: Prof Ali Hessami, IEEE, UK 

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on Ethics and Management of Knowledge 

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, rights and social impact. It is these human values which really makes the management of knowledge such an interesting and complex area of research.

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 products, services and systems. The ideas surrounding this topic are diverse and varied so submissions are welcome from a number of topics

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethics in KM and emerging technologies
  • Ethical analysis of KM activities
  • Ethics aware KM
  • Ethical considerations in Kowledge Sharing
  • Social impact of KM
  • Consideration of human values in KM

 

Knowledge Management, Flexibility and Competitiveness in Small and Medium Enterprises

 
Mini Track Chair: Dr Marta Pérez-Pérez, University of Cantabria, Spain 

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on Knowledge Management, Flexibility and Competitiveness in Small and Medium Enterprises 

Flexibility problems are inevitable in current competitive environments derived from the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, especially for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Even if competitive conditions were not impacted by exogenous change forces, sustaining advantage in a steady-state competitive arena become difficult. In this vein, as a most important strategic resource, knowledge management can serve to overcome firm's barriers to change, thus sustaining the development of flexibility options that enhance a competitive advantage. This mini track try to explore how different knowledge management processes can confront with the difficulties of changing strategic postures, market orientations, innovation process and the need to combat organizational rigidity in all aspects of the firms’ operations thus enhancing firm's competitiveness.

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New trends in KM practices for increasing firm’s competitiveness in SMEs
  • KM, flexibility and competitiveness in SMEs
  • Knowledge process for enhancing manufacturing, supply chain and strategic flexibilities in SMEs
  • Ambidextrous knowledge and performance in SMEs
  • Innovation through KM infrastructure capabilities
  • Failures and success SMEs cases to combat organizational rigidity

Knowledge Management Strategies: Challenges and Limitations

 
Mini Track Chair: Regina Lenart-Gansiniec, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.  

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on Knowledge Management Strategies: Challenges and Limitations  

Knowledge management strategies are indispensable when organizations focus their attention on knowledge and when they deem knowledge to be the most important and strategic asset. In short, knowledge management strategies concentrate on knowledge and they point to different methods of acquiring strategic knowledge by organizations that wish to obtain and sustain their competitive advantage. Implementation of a knowledge management strategy may contribute to improvement in organization’s learning capacity and to combination knowledge-based opportunities and better knowledge utilization. In this meaning, new resources and generated opportunities are difficult to imitate and the strategy of knowledge makes them the nucleus of a competitive advantage, resulting in higher profitability.

There are many studies on knowledge management strategy in general. Few studies have focused on the implementation of a knowledge management strategy in a different organizations (profit, public, non-profit). Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini-track.

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Why is knowledge management strategy important?
  • Which approach is best in knowledge management?
  • What are the strategies to manage knowledge management?
  • What are the factors of successful knowledge management implementation?
  • How to implement a knowledge management strategy?
  • Case Studies of Knowledge Management Strategy implemtation

Knowledge Management Theories and Applications from Trans/Multi/Inter/Disciplinary Perspective

Mini Track Chair: Prof. Dr. Mustafa SaÄźsan, Cyprus International University. Northern Cyprus  

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on Knowledge Management Theories and Applications from Trans/Multi/Inter/Disciplinary Perspective  

One of the richest aspects of the knowledge management (KM) field is that it could be evaluated from an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives. This feature of KM provides opportunity to the KM scholars to integrate KM topics with the other disciplines (like agricultural sciences, health sciences, applied sciences, educational sciences, philosophical debates, and etc.) as well as to collaborate with the other scholars who have different background apart from KM. The aim of this track is to allow researchers whose background is different from or close to KM to share their knowledge and experiences, projects, blueprints, designs, outlines, proposal, reviews, and other scientific studies related to transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Theoretical and practical implications are invited but not limited in this track.

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Sciences Projects related to KM
  • The Combination of Health Sciences Practices with KM
  • Philosophical Debates in the context of KM Discipline
  • KM Processes within the Applied Sciences Ventures
  • Educational Sciences Proposals associated with KM Blueprints
  • Applying KM Strategies in Social Sciences

The Future of Knowledge Management: Trends and Challenges

Mini Track Chair: Dr Changiz Valmohammadi, Islamic Azad University, Iran  

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on The Future of Knowledge Management: Trends and Challenges  

Knowledge is power, and when harnessed well provides organizations with the ability to innovate and stay competitive in the ever-changing business environment. In the digital age, emerging technologies have affected every industry and organizations face a plethora of challenges, which have given rise to the need for a well-rounded knowledge management system. the biggest challenge in knowledge management is the amount of unstructured data generated every day that gets locked away in siloed applications. That is where the role of emerging AI technologies, including natural language processing and natural language generation, comes into being. A modern knowledge management system leverages AI technologies to capture, organize, and share business information conveniently. Therefore, this mini track solicits scholars and practitioners alike to presents the results of their scientific research in the following topics, though any other relevant topics related to this mini track is welcome.

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Improving Information Discovery with Knowledge Mining and AI.
  • Faster Access to Knowledge with Knowledge Bots-
  • Personalized Search Experiences
  • The role of Seamless collaboration and Mobile Technology
  • The applications of various tools in designing a Single Platform, such as Cloud-based Platform
  • Design and application of friendly user-interfaces in KMs-
  • Knowledge portals and their importance considering the role of Big Dat

Intellectual Capital Management and Sustainability

Prof. Florinda Matos
Prof. José Vale

Mini Track Co-Chairs: Prof. Florinda Matos ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon and Prof. José Vale, Polytechnic Institute of Porto.  

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on Intellectual Capital Management and Sustainability  

In the face of pressing economic, social and environmental challenges, organisations and governments need to undertake efforts to achieve sustainable development. By promoting intellectual capital management practices and their disclosure, organisations may contribute to encourage the development and a more efficient use of resources for developing sustainable economic activities. An emphasis is given to green aspects, such as low-carbon innovation, natural capital preservation, a more sustainable use of natural resources,  more efficient energy use, gender equality or labour practices and decent work.

This mini track aims to discuss the role of intellectual capital in creating and developing a more sustainable type of companies, cities, regions, and countries. Also, it is intended to discuss the use of knowledge indicators and intellectual capital management practices to increase the awareness of governments and other economic players about the necessity to accelerate the greening processes and to develop a renewed social contract, anchored in a comprehensive approach to human rights for the global economy.

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New challenges of IC research for sustainable practices
  • New challenges of IC research for improving sustainable practices
  • IC and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Green IC and sustainable development
  • IC disclosure and accountability and its relationship with sustainable organisations
  • The impact of IC on organisations’ sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • IC and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • IC practices and ESG practices (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance)
  • The relationship between IC and social practices
  • The impact of Intellectual liabilities on sustainable practice

Knowledge Transfer as an Element of Enterprise Security

Dr Justyna Zywiołek
Dr Joanna Rosak-Szyrocka

Mini Track Chair: Dr Justyna Zywiołek & Dr Joanna Rosak-Szyrocka, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on Knowledge Transfer as an Element of Enterprise Security  

Knowledge exchange between "new" and "old" employees is often causes a problems. An additional difficulty is when this transfer takes place in a professional group or supply chain among employees where, for example, the industry has a large turnover. Businesses need to develop methods to aid in this process. This mini-track will deal with both the barriers and the positives of such knowldge transfers. Exchange of experiences in the field of enterprise security systems is particularly important and difficult.

Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff turnover as a threat to the exchange of experience in the field of security
  • Security policy as the basis for building a big data system about enterprise security
  • Mapping the information value stream as a way to manage knowledge
  • Enterprise security threats and knowledge exchange
  • Knowledge exchange quality management tools supporting enterprise security

New Trends and Models of Knowledge Transfer in Digital Higher Education

Maria José Sousa
Joana Martinho da Costa

Mini Track Chair: Maria JosĂ© Sousa and Joana Martinho da Costa, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal  

ECKM 2022 Mini Track on New Trends and Models of Knowledge Transfer in Digital Higher Education  

In the sphere of higher education, there is an increasing interest in novel approaches, contexts, and technologies. This mini track intends to address current research and trends in all aspects of higher education in this regard.  

It will serve as a global platform for the investigation and reporting of a wide range of issues affecting learning processes in higher education, such as learning innovations, new pedagogical methods, and new learning scenarios.  

Authors are encouraged to submit research papers, case studies, and demonstrations that exhibit original scientific findings, methodological elements, concepts, and educational technologies. Theoretical, as well as practical contributions, are invited to this mini track.  

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Higher Education
  • Technological Developments
  • Innovations in learning
  • New pedagogical methods

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