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New ICTs for Knowledge Mangement in Organisations


Special issue call for papers from Journal of Knowledge Management

ICTS, KM and organisations

What is this special issue about?

The editors of this special issue are Dr. Pedro Soto-Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain, and Dr. Juan Gabriel Cegarra, from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain.

  • Closely linked to the 7th European Conference on Intellectual Capital (April 2015, Cartagena, Spain), where the special issue editors will organize a track on "New ICTs for Knowledge Management in Organizations".
  • Publish research that contribute to the creation of a solid evidence base concerning new ICTs for KM in organisations research on the role of new ICTs for KM, measuring the impact and diffusion of new ICTs for KM within organisations as well as on the role of new ICTs tools within the relationships between KM, organizational innovation/performance.
  • Identify challenging problems on the role of new ICTs for designing and implementing innovative products, services or processes, as well as to identify future directions of research for the role of new ICTs for KM regarding these issues.
  • Research papers and case studies must focus on the systematic, organizational management of knowledge, and not the technical aspects and capabilities of ICT-based KM tools and techniques.
  • We encourage authors with a solid KM background.

Specific topics we invite you to provide submissions on:  

  • Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management
  • New ICTs for strategic knowledge management
  • Collaborative technologies 2.0 for knowledge management
  • Social networking and knowledge management
  • Knowledge management in the cloud
  • New ICTs for knowledge creation, capture and sharing
  • Knowledge management 2.0 for social change and innovation
  • Knowledge Management in the Enterprise 2.0
  • Adoption and diffusion of New ICTs for knowledge management
  • Web 3.0 technologies for knowledge management
  • Web 2.0 communities for knowledge management
  • Economic impact of new ICTs for knowledge management
  • Sociology of new ICTs for knowledge management
  • Cultural aspects of new ICTs for knowledge management
  • Data mining and KM

Proposed schedule

Submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Papers reviewed: 1 October 2015
Revised papers reviewed and accepted: 1 December 2015
Final versions of accepted papers delivered: 31 January 2016
Expected Publication: March-April 2016

Further guidance on submission

  • Please read the publication style guidelines before submitting your paper.
  • Go here to register/or log on to submit your paper to ScholarOne
  • Papers will undergo double-blind, developmental reviews by a special review board tailored to this Special Issue. Final acceptance of approved papers will be contingent on incorporating reviewers’ feedback to the satisfaction of the Guest Editors. Only participant authors who provide thorough literature reviews of KM literature will be asked to submit an extended version of their manuscript for the Special Issue. For all additional information, contact the editors above.

More information about the subject of the special issue

Knowledge management (KM) has emerged as a key discipline to explain organizational learning and innovation (Quintane et al., 2011; Soto-Acosta et al., 2013). There is consensus in the literature about considering KM as a set of practices related to the use of knowledge as a crucial factor to add and generate value (Cardoso et al., 2012). KM practices are supported by ICTs (information and communication technologies) that help facilitate knowledge acquisition/creation, knowledge dissemination, and knowledge utilization (Jayasingam et al., 2012). Recently, with the advent of the Web 2.0, the term KM 2.0 has been coined to summarize new trends in knowledge management. KM 2.0 can be defined as the acquisition, creation and sharing of collective intelligence through social networks and communities of knowledge (Sigala and Chalkiti 2014).

The main role of new ICT (Web 2.0/3.0, collaborative technologies 2.0, social networking tools, wikis, internal blogging, etc.) is to help people share knowledge through common platforms and electronic storage. With appropriate training and education, new ICTs can make it easier for organizations to acquire, store or disseminate knowledge.