1 October 2015

Call for papers: "Knowledge Management: Theory and Practice in SMEs"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Learning and Change.

Knowledge management is a discipline concerned with the analysis and technical support of practices used in an organisation to identify, create, represent, distribute and enable the adoption and leveraging of good practices embedded in collaborative settings and, in particular, in organisational processes.
Knowledge management is the expedient and systematic management of knowledge processes, techniques and means in order to comprehensively exploit the potential of knowledge for goal achievement, problem solving and effective decision making.
Effective knowledge management is an increasingly important source of uniqueness and a key to the success of contemporary organisations, bolstering the collective expertise of its employees and partners.
The main aim of this special issue is to analyse the current state of knowledge management theory, practice and learning processes in SMEs as a result of new factors that characterise today’s international economic climate. The issue will deal with the diverse and complex characteristics of knowledge management in SMEs that lead to uniqueness in the face of the effects of globalisation.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Knowledge management and internationalisation in SMEs
  • Knowledge and learning processes in SMEs
  • Management of tacit and explicit knowledge
  • Knowledge management processes
  • Knowledge management methods and tools
  • Knowledge management process evaluation methods
  • Peculiarities of knowledge management implementation in SMEs
  • Similarities and differences of knowledge management practice in SMEs and the specific factors affecting knowledge management efficiency
  • Innovation policy in SMEs
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 January, 2016
Notification to authors: 15 March, 2016
Final versions due: 15 May, 2016

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