[Conference] Call for Papers: Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, June 2009, Boston, USA

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Management 2009 – 9th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, 24-27 June 2009, Boston, MA, USA

The deadline for the current round in the Call for Papers is 10 July 2008. Please return to the conference page after this date for the next deadline.

This Conference will address ‘knowledge’, ‘culture’ and ‘change’ in Organisations from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the field of management, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers.
Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

Overall Theme, 2009: Knowledge Organisations, Knowledge Economy, Knowledge Society

Theme 1: Learning for the New Economy

  • Reconceptualising ‘economy.’ What is knowledge? What is the role of learning? What is the ‘knowledge economy’?
  • New types of organisation: what do you need to learn today?
  • Transforming personal knowledge into common knowledge.
  • Blurring the boundaries: informal learning, training and education.
  • New economy: what is appropriate education for the new work order?
  • Knowledge work: defining the competencies and capabilities.
  • ‘Wisdom’ in the knowledge economy.
  • Mentoring: where leadership means knowledge transfer.
  • Collaboration as a personal capacity and organisational resource.
  • The making of a ‘knowledge worker’.
  • Towards leadership: management education and training.
  • Educational institutions as knowledge managers.
  • The dynamics of Adult Education.
  • Lifelong learning.
  • Beyond knowledge management: the nature of knowledge processes.
  • Globalisation: its impacts on work and education.

Theme 2: Knowledge and Technology

  • The changing role of information and communications technologies in knowledge-based economies.
  • Technologies and organisational change.
  • Data, information and their electronic means of creation, storage, access and communication.
  • eBusiness in a networked world.
  • Information and communication technologies as means of production, means of knowing and means of communicating.
  • More than information: knowledge as a process.
  • Building intellectual capital and maintaining intellectual property.

Theme 3: Organisational Cultures

  • What is organisational culture? Organic, community, complexity and other metaphors.
  • Networks, clusters, alliances.
  • Building collaborative organisational cultures.
  • Decision-making and leadership.
  • Building a culture of innovation.
  • Teams and the dynamics of collaboration.
  • Productive diversity: capitalising on human differences.
  • Women at work and women in management: what are the different ways of working?
  • Developing sustainable organisational cultures: government, community and NGOs.
  • Capacity development: building knowledge locally,
  • Globalisation, internationalisation and organisational change.
  • Mass customisation: recognising market and customer differences.
  • Navigating complexity: the dynamics of organisational change.
  • Business ethics.

Theme 4: Tangible Outcomes from Managing Intangibles

  • Knowledge and culture as factors of production.
  • Putting a tangible value on intangibles.
  • New performance indicators for new economies.
  • The conditions of innovation.
  • The business case for knowledge management.
  • Agonies of change: working with order and chaos; regularity and complexity.
  • Being close to customers: identifying trust and loyalty in customer relations.
  • Vision, strategy and leadership: measuring the effects.
  • Beyond competition: creating efficiencies through improved supply chain relationships.
  • Addressing the divides: digital, development, social.
  • Virtual enterprises in a networked world.

Call for Papers
You may submit a proposal to the Conference Review Committee for an In-Person presentation, or a Virtual paper at the Management Conference. If your Conference proposal is accepted you may submit a written paper to The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.

Presentation Formats
The Conference organising committee is currently inviting proposals to present 30-minute papers, 60-minute workshops and jointly presented 90-minute colloquium sessions. These may describe ‘real world’ initiatives or they may be academic research papers.

For more information go to the conference website.