In November 2008, together with Remko Helms from Utrecht University, I am co-charing a workshop Knowledge Networks: Discovering Network Structure and Patterns Using Social Network Analysis at the conference Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management (Yokohama, Japan). Wellcome!
We are inviting authors to submitt their manusripts to be considered for a special issue “Knowledge and Learning Networks in Organizations” in European Journal of International Management (EJIM), which is listed among the ISI journals (SSCI). With the special issue “Knowledge and Learning Networks in organizations” we aim to bring together innovative empirical research and conceptual work with strong implications for producing further insight about knowledge and learning networks in organizations. Multilevel research and research simultaneously using multiple theoretical backgrounds are especially welcome.
Submissions are encouraged to be related but are not restricted to the following topics:
• The social network perspective to organizational learning and knowledge transfer
• The effect of contextual factors (e.g., organizational structure, leadership, organizational culture, HRM practices, work design) on organizational learning and knowledge networks
• Effects of homophily and physical proximity in organizational learning and knowledge networks
• Dynamics of knowledge and learning networks
• Knowledge and learning networks and organizational performance
• Other consequences of learning and knowledge networks (e.g., innovation)
• Interaction between knowledge and learning networks and other intra- and inter- organizational networks
The authors submitting their work for this special issue should follow instructions that apply for regular EJIM papers. Please note that your paper should be between 5000-7000 words including references. All submitted papers will go through another round of double-blind reviewing process. The special issue is limited to a maximum of 7 papers and is scheduled for early 2010. Full paper submissions for the special issue should be sent directly to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31 2008. However, we would appreciate if you could communicate your intention to submit your work as soon as possible.
Following the big success of the track on Intra-organizational knowledge and learning networks at EURAM 2008 conference in Ljubljana, we decided to organize its’ successor at EURAM 2009 in Liverpool in May 2009. Together with Juani Swart (University of Bath), Robert Kaše (University of Ljubljana), and John Powell (Cardiff University) we kindly invite interested authors to submitt their manuscripts to the track on Knowledge renewal in social networks (due December 5th, 2008).