ECKM Mini tracks

The Mini Tracks for ECKM

  • New Challenges for KM in Healthcare and Medicine
  • Knowledge Management in the Era of Big Data
  • Sustainability Strategy and Knowledge
  • Organizational Practical Wisdom and Organizational Spirituality in Knowledge Management
  • KM promotion for cultural change

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New Challenges for KM in Healthcare and Medicine

Francesca Dal Mas
Maria José Sousa
Juan Manuel Verde
Lorenzo Cobianchi

Mini Track Chair: Francesca Dal Mas, Maria José Sousa, Juan Manuel Verde and Lorenzo Cobianchi

ECKM 2021 Mini Track on New Challenges for KM in Healthcare and Medicine  

Healthcare is one of the most relevant fields in today's world, given its fundamental role in impacting on people's health and well-being.  

Now, more than ever, the use of knowledge management in healthcare is crucial. Escpcially, given the significant changes and challenges which are affecting the sector, including the recent Covid-19 pandemic, which required a fast reorganization of processes, people, and tools. The advent of new technologies in healthcare practices is profoundly changing the whole scenario. While new operating robots are affecting surgery and the skills that surgeons need to develop, automation and big data allow collecting data that can be used both for training new medical doctors as well as for innovating existing healthcare techniques. Similarly, telemedicine and e-health have become more popular as a means to address patients' ambulatory needs after the disruption and social distancing requirements due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

New technologies and data availability impact on internal procedures, including team management and the relationships with stakeholders, providing at the same time new challenges for the overall clinical education system.. By taking a comprehensive approach to new technologies, healthcare companies and institutions can deliver products and services more quickly, boost innovation in the industry, and hold down costs. Additional challenges include reporting and accountability, especially for those healthcare organizations belonging to the public sector. Investments required to support this technological shift must be transparently reported to stakeholders showing the growing intellectual capital of those organizations and their impact on organizational outcomes: better cure, life improvements, overcoming clinical bias, and so on.  

The above-described premise, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which hit the healthcare systems worldwide, provides new challenges for the KM and IC discipline in the healthcare and medicine sector in terms of decision-making, innovation, human resource management, business processes, intellectual capital and intangibles management and reporting, learning and education of healthcare professionals, among others.  

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

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The impact of new technologies on healthcare management, even after the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Emergent technologies for knowledge management in healthcare
  • Stakeholders' engagement in healthcare
  • Intangibles management in healthcare
  • IC reporting, accountability, and disclosure in healthcare organizations
  • New approaches to education in healthcare and surgery
  • Learning organizations in healthcare
  • Big data analytics in healthcare
  • Governance Models impacts on the knowledge cycle in healthcare organizations
  • Knowledge transfer and knowledge translation dynamics in healthcare and medicine
  • New trends in Knowledge Management in healthcare.

 

Knowledge Management in the Era of Big Data

Mini Track Chair: Dr Changiz Valmohammadi, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch.  

ECKM 2021 Mini Track on Knowledge Management in the Era of Big Data  

In the knowledge era, the most value added job will be to manage knowledge, which includes how knowledge is created, mined, processed, shared and reused in different trades and industry. At the same time, the amount of data and information (prerequisites of knowledge) is exploding exponentially. Digitalisation, Cloud Computing, Big data will transform how we live, work and even think in a Networked Economy. These trends and more will have a great impact on how we see the world and create policies.  

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.  

  • How is knowledge captured, elicited, organized and created in business?
  • Managing knowledge at the enterprise, SMBs and personal levels
  • Digitalisation and its impact on the workplace, collaborations and new value creation
  • What is big data and how can we use data analytics from a laymen perspective?
  • What is Open Linked Data and how can it support machine reasoning?
  • How can new knowledge be mined from big data?
  • What are the technical and social problems with big data?
  • The Cloud as a canvas for service design and business model re-invention
  • The role of Artificial intelligence (AI) and big data in successful implementation of Knowledge management
  • What are examples of applications and case studies?

 

Sustainability Strategy and Knowledge Management at The New Normalization 

Mini Track Chair: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sagsan, Cyprus International University, North Cyprus and the  Lebanese French University, North Iraq.  

ECKM 2021 Mini Track on Sustainability Strategy and Knowledge Management at The New Normalization   

The aim of this track is to reveal the sustainability concept with respect to knowledge management discipline at the new normalization after Covid-19 pandemic. Sustainability, such as social sustainability, innovation sustainability, competitive sustainability, economic and financial sustainability, are playing a very crucial role related with organizational knowledge management life cycles at the new normalization. Therefore, organizations try to overcome the pandemic restriction problems by investing not only tangible assets but also intangible assets to sustain. At this point, the importance of organizational competitiveness, organizational innovativeness, organizational financial performance, and knowledge economy should be revisited based on the knowledge-related activities at the new normalization. What changes are occurred for sustainability in the context of knowledge management before/after/during Covid-19 pandemic will be discussed at this session.  

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

  • Organizational Competitive Sustainability and KM
  • Organizational Innovative Sustainability and KM
  • Knowledge Economy, Financial Performance and Sustainability
  • Social sustainability and KM
  • KM Strategy and Sustainability
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship and KM
  • Knowledge Strategy in the virtual context

Organizational Practical Wisdom and Organizational Spirituality in Knowledge Management

Paulo Pinheiro
Raysa Rocha

Mini Track Chair: Paulo Pinheiro and Raysa Rocha, University of Beira Interior (UBI), Department of Management and Economics, Research Center in Business Sciences (NECE-UBI), Portugal  

ECKM 2021 Mini Track on Organizational Practical Wisdom and Organizational Spirituality in Knowledge Management  

The interest in Spirituality in Management is growing due to its influence on the organizational dynamics, such as its capacity to increase employees’ satisfaction, commitment, and well-being and create social good and economic value.  

Wisdom has been a topic of interest in several fields for centuries. In the last decades, it has been investigated in management because developing organizational practical wisdom is necessary for the efficient and efficacy utilization of knowledge in the organization. Organizational practical wisdom and organizational spirituality fosters innovation and creates social good and economic value.  

Leaders have a critical role in the development of spirituality and wisdom inside the organizations.  

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Spiritual Knowledge Sharing and Creation
  • New trends in Knowledge Management and Leader’s spirituality
  • New trends in Knowledge Management and Leader’s practical wisdom (phronesis).
  • New trends in Knowledge Management and organizational practical wisdom
  • New trends in Knowledge Management and Organizational spirituality

KM promotion for cultural change

Mini Track Chair: Dr Gianluigi Baldesi, European Space Agency  

ECKM 2021 Mini Track on KM promotion for cultural change  

The  change of culture towards a fully open, knowledge-based, knowledge-sharing working environment needed for a successful Knowledge Management programme cannot be achieved without the implementation of a thorough Knowledge Management communication and promotion strategy. Communicating about KM is not only needed in order to increase employees’ awareness of KM processes and tools; it is also needed to help deliver the change in culture by introducing or reinforcing the desired values, attitudes, habits and behaviours. This Mini Track aims at sharing KM communication proven practices, promotion strategies and approaches, issues and challenges, and examples of what worked well and what didn’t in promoting Knowledge Management.  

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

  • Proven practices in KM communication and promotion
  • New trends in KM communication and promotion
  • Failures and success stories in KM communication and promotion
  • Strategies, approaches, tactics, messages and channels for KM communication and promotion
  • Insights and techniques from other disciplines (such as marketing, psychology, sociology) that can be applied to KM communication and promotion