Special Topics: Knowledge Management

The special topic calls for papers on Knowledge Management and such papers will appear in Management Science and Engineering as a special column.


Knowledge Management (KM) efforts have a long history, to include on-the-job discussions, formal apprenticeship, discussion forums, corporate libraries, professional training and mentoring programs. More recently, with increased use of computers in the second half of the 20th century, specific adaptations of technologies such as knowledge bases, expert systems, knowledge repositories, group decision support systems, intranets, and computer-supported cooperative work have been introduced to further enhance such efforts. KM emerged as a scientific discipline in the earlier 1990s. A broad range of thoughts on the KM discipline exist, approaches vary by author and school. As the discipline matures, academic debates have increased regarding both the theory and practice of KM. In this special topic, we will provide a platform to publish the most recent research on this new discipline, potential research areas includes but not limited to: semantic web; organization studies; knowledge and information management; public sector informatics.



In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Knowledge Management for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Knowledge Management” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Knowledge Management.


Related Conferences:

6-7 September 2012, Spain, 13th European Conference on Knowledge Management

5-6 September 2013, Lithuania,14th European Conference on Knowledge Management

19-22 September 2013, Portugal, 5th international conference on knowledge management and information sharing


Related Journals (Special issue):

Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management

Journal of Knowledge Management

Journal of Knowledge Management Practice


Related Articles:

Alavi, M., & Leidner, D. E. (1999). Knowledge management systems: issues, challenges, and benefits. Communications of the AIS, 1(2es), 1.

Bhatt, G. D. (2001). Knowledge management in organizations: examining the interaction between technologies, techniques, and people. Journal of knowledge management, 5(1), 68-75.

Davenport, T. H., David, W., & Beers, M. C. (1998). Successful knowledge management projects. Sloan management review, 39(2), 43-57.

David, W., & Fahey, L. (2000). Diagnosing cultural barriers to knowledge management. The Academy of Management Executive, 14(4), 113-127.

Earl, M. (2001). Knowledge management strategies: toward a taxonomy. J. of Management Information Systems, 18(1), 215-242.

Heisig, P. (2003). Business process oriented knowledge management. In Knowledge management (pp. 15-44). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Hedlund, G. (1994). A model of knowledge management and the N‐form corporation. Strategic management journal, 15(S2), 73-90.

Gold, A. H., Malhotra, A., & Segars, A. H. (2001). Knowledge management: an organizational capabilities perspective. J. of Management Information Systems, 18(1), 185-214.

McDermott, R. (2000). Why information technology inspired but cannot deliver knowledge management. Knowledge and communities, 41(4), 21-35.

Simonin, B. L. (1999). Ambiguity and the process of knowledge transfer in strategic alliances. Strategic management journal, 20(7), 595-623.

Sanchez, R., & Mahoney, J. T. (2002). Modularity, flexibility and knowledge management in product and organization design. Managing in the Modular Age: Architectures, Networks, and Organizations, 362.