Streams

VIRTUAL ORGANISATIONS: CHALLENGES FOR MANAGING KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION

One of our era challenges is dealing with technology and coping with the organisational changes derived from a reality constantly in motion.   This new paradigm poses challenges and opportunities by redefining at all times traditional thinking about industries, organizations, competition, products, services, technologies, people and the economy. Knowledge and innovation being at the core of it. This stream invites original contributions, both theoretical and empirical papers, expected, but not limited to the following topics:

  • virtual organisations forms, design and structures
  • knowledge-based view of the virtual web
  • knowledge oriented strategic management in virtual organisations
  • virtual teams
  • customer knowledge management
  • customer relationship management
  • information, knowledge sharing and intranets
  • managing innovation
  • smart cities and virtual communities
  • digital marketing and social media
  • trends in virtual organizations

STREAM CHAIR

Elizabeth Real de Oliveira

SPONSORED BY

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services (IJIMS)

 

BENCHMARKING AND BEST PRACTICES IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Traditional competitive factors, such as technology, have long been discarded as the only way to promote companies’ competitiveness. In the new global economy, characterized by fast pace change and volatile markets and consumers, knowledge assumed an important role as the major competitive advantage. Although this argument is theoretically accepted, there is still a lack of understanding how the relation knowledge-performance really works and how the best practices of knowledge management can be obtained by suitable performance measures and metrics, benchmarking exercise. This stream welcomes both theoretical and empirically work that focus and enlightens that relation and performance measures and benchmarking in knowledge management. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Performance measures and metrics in knowledge management
  • Best practices in knowledge management
  • Knowledge management for improved performance
  • Benchmarking business performance
  • Cross-cultural issues in knowledge management and performance

STREAM CHAIR

Angappa Gunasekaran

SPONSORED BY

Business Excellence Journal (IJBEX)

 

KNOWLEDGE-BASED DEVELOPMENT IN THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY

This Stream aims to provide a substantial contribution, either conceptual or empirical, to the area of Knowledge-based Development (KBD) in terms of the improvement and the refinement of theories, methodologies, processes and techniques of knowledge-based development, focusing on knowledge cities and societies, knowledge-based urban development, knowledge and innovation clusters, and knowledge-intensive service activities. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge-based value generation
  • Knowledge-based economy
  • Knowledge-based urban development
  • Knowledge cities and regions
  • Knowledge societies
  • Multi-level approach to knowledge-based development
  • Global best practices in knowledge-based development
  • Knowledge and innovation clusters
  • Knowledge-economy, assets and capital systems
  • Knowledge-intensive service activities

STREAM CHAIR

Kostas Metaxiotis

SPONSORED BY

International Journal of Knowledge Based Development

International Journal of Knowledge Based Development (IJKBD)

 

CONSUMER-CENTRIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE NEW ECONOMY

Knowing consumers habits, attitudes, values and lifestyles among other dimensions has always been marketers concern, since this kind of knowledge is crucial for marketing activities. This stream invites both theoretical and empirical papers that contribute to strengthen and deepen the knowledge about consumers and its relevance for both marketing activities and companies’ strategy. Contributions are expected, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • qualitative research methodologies
  • quantitative research methodologies
  • families as consumer units
  • changing attitudes, values and lifestyles
  • cross-cultural issues in consumer behavior
  • new and innovative forms of segmentation
  • cultural and sub cultural influences on consumer behavior
  • family and group decision processes
  • consumer judgment and decision processes
  • experiences, emotions and sensory issues in consumer behavior

STREAM CHAIR

Irina Saur-Amaral

SPONSORED BY

Revista Portuguesa de Marketing (RPM)

 

CO-CREATION OF VALUE IN SERVICES

Nowadays, Co-Creation of Value is a key area. Relationships are each time more complex, customers are continuously changing and becoming more and more demanding. Key terms in business are personalisation, customisation and adaptation. There was a clear transformation from doing things for the customer to doing things with the customer. Therefore, there is a strong need that organisations and customers are co-producers of value. This stream invites both theoretical and empirical papers that may contribute to enlighten this increasingly important area of Co-Creation of Value in Services. This stream considers submissions regarding the following topics:

  • Service-Dominant Logic
  • Relationship Marketing
  • Co-Creation of Value in BTB and/or BTC Markets
  • Co-Creation of Value in Different Contexts/Sectors
  • Value Co-Creation Measurement
  • Cross-Cultural Studies in Co-Creation of Value
  • Co-Creation of Value Implementation – Cases Studies
  • Services Marketing

Beyond these, other topics within this area are welcome. Moreover, we encourage submissions employing both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

STREAM CHAIR

Rui Silva / Raquel Reis

SPONSORED BY

International Journal of Engineering and Industrial Management (IJEIM)

 

THE MULTIPLE FACETS OF SUSTAINABLE CHANGE 

In a world without boundaries, where the information flow is huge, more than ever organizations are pressured to adapt to highly dynamic markets. In this context, change has become a very common word for academics and managers. Nevertheless, it remains a very hard job to come up with successful organizational programmes which contribute to a long term and productive change. If change may seems to be not so hard, sustainable change is a much more difficult task. This stream is looking for innovative approaches to sustainable change, its determinants and consequences, with an emphasis on the role of knowledge and technology, both theoretical and empirical. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of employee involvement, participation and engagement
  • Technology as an enhancer of sustainable change
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Climate and organizational culture
  • Learning organizations
  • Strategic issues in managing sustainable change
  • Sustainable change in the service sector
  • Other determinants and consequences of sustainable change

STREAM CHAIRS

Ruth Alas / Pedro Ferreira

SPONSORED BY

International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM)

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

The scope of the engineering activity has undergone profound changes in the last decades. Engineers are expected to perform technical but also management activities as well. This raises the need for engineers to manage issues related with people, project and other aspects of management. The integration of knowledge from different domains, i.e. social sciences, engineering design, industrial system analysis, psychology, etc., is thus particularly critical to develop key engineering management principles and practices. This stream is seeking for contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that explore the relation between knowledge and engineering management, in topics such as:

  • Creativity and technical entrepreneurship
  • Technical organisations and their management
  • Leadership and HRM; motivating/leading technical people
  • Product development, R&D, design management
  • Managing engineering and production operations
  • Project planning, acquisition, organisation, leadership/control
  • Financial management for engineers, cost estimation/accounting
  • Decision-making processes
  • Technology and knowledge management
  • Planning, forecasting and marketing issues
  • Project and risk management
  • Economic decision/capital investment analysis; design/project economics
  • Engineering management in the service industry

STREAM CHAIR

Corrado Lo Storto

SPONSORED BY

International Journal of Engineering Management & Economics (IJEME)

LOGISTICS AND THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT ECONOMY

“With increased complexity and competition in today’s and tomorrow’s supply chain and extended enterprise, logistical systems and technologies play critical roles in ensuring the flow of tangible and intangible goods and information in production networks. The economics perspective in this context calls for improved performance assessment, evaluation and modelling of such logistical systems, evolving around issues related to human capital, intellectual capital and knowledge capital”(International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation). This stream invites both theoretical and empirical papers that contribute to increase the knowledge about logistics and its relevance for knowledge management economy. Contributions are expected, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Logistics information systems, enterprise/distribution networks, economics
  • Purchasing and procurement, transportation/warehouse management
  • Logistics and transportation optimization and global logistical networks
  • Outsourcing/off-shoring, third party logistics, reverse logistics
  • Real-time and web-based logistical operations
  • Supplier relationship management, customer relationship management
  • Business to business/consumer, business intelligence, knowledge management
  • E-procurement, e-commerce, e-business and e-organisation
  • Global supply chain management, demand chain management
  • Strategic alliances/partnerships, knowledge/technology transfer

STREAM CHAIR

Rui Silva / Ângela Silva / Carlos Rego

SPONSORED BY

International Journal of Engineering and Industrial Management (IJEIM)

 

HRD’S ROLE IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

EUROPEAN APPROACHES TO HRD IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Any manuscript related to human resource development (HRD) is invited. Two special issues are possible if a sufficient number of quality manuscripts are received: “HRD’s Role in Knowledge Management” (European Journal of Training and Development) and “European Approaches to HRD in Knowledge Management” (Human Resource Development International).

However, any paper related to HRD is acceptable for conference presentation. This might be related to any of the following illustrative, but not exclusive, list of topics:

  • Training and Development
  • Organization Development
  • Career Development
  • National HRD
  • International/Cross-Cultural HRD
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Ethics within HRD
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Employee Empowerment

STREAM CHAIR

Gary McLean

SPONSORED BY

“HRD’s Role in Knowledge Management (European Journal of Training and Development)

“European Approaches to HRD in Knowledge Management (Human Resource Development International)

 

PAPERS NOT SELECTED WITHIN EACH STREAM MAY BE SUBMITTED TO IJLIC THAT WILL PUBLISH SIX PAPERS IN REGULAR ISSUES

SPONSORED BY

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital