EJIM Special Issue on Knowledge and Learning Networks in Organisations

Special issue of the European Journal of International Management, co-edited by my colleague ass.prof.dr. Robert Kaše and myself was just published. Below are links to the most interesting papers on this hot topic. Enjoy the reading! 

European Journal of International Management (EJIM), Volume 4 – Issue 6 – 2010

Special Issue on Knowledge and Learning Networks in Organisations
Guest Editors: Robert Kaše and Miha Škerlavaj

   Table of Contents PDF Editorial  Introduction  
Pages Title and authors
556 – 575 Dynamic information retrieval and allocation flows in project teams with discontinuous membership
Michelle Shumate, Rahinah Ibrahim, Raymond Levitt
DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2010.035589
576 – 601 Understanding the structures, antecedents and outcomes of organisational learning and knowledge transfer: a multi-theoretical and multilevel network analysis
Chunke Su, Meikuan Huang, Noshir Contractor
DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2010.035590
602 – 620 Inter-organisational collective learning: the case of biotechnology in France
Alvaro Pina-Stranger, Emmanuel Lazega
DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2010.035591
621 – 643 The elephant in the room: the applicability of axiomatic approaches to network learning and organisational knowledge
John H. Powell, Juani Swart
DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2010.035592

European Journal of International Management Special Issue on Knowledge and Learning Networks

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 robert.kase@ef.uni-lj.si or miha.skerlavaj@ef.uni-lj.si by October 31 2008. However, we would appreciate if you could communicate your intention to submit your work as soon as possible.

Knowledge and learning networks (KLeaN) Google Group

As a result of most productive discussions at EURAM track on knowledge and learning networks, we’ve established a Google group. It has such a lovely name (KLean – Knowledge and learning networks) that it would be shame to miss it. It’s aim is to join researchers and practitioners which share common interest of understanding structural, relational, and cognitive aspects of learning and knowledge networks. The idea is to keep everybody updated with research and publication opportunities, collaboration proposals, and publications of our group members. Wellcome to join! Just drop me an e-mail at klean@googlegroups.com if you want to be invited.

Google Groups
EURAM Knowledge and learning networks (KLeaN)
Visit the group KLeaN

Learning and knowledge track @ EURAM conference

This year, my school is co-hosting European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM). As its’ integral part, this years hit was also our track Intra-organizational Knowledge and Learning Networks, where we are hosting 11 high quality papers that ‘survived’ rigorous double-blind review process.  

EURAM track on knowledge networks

May 2008 is still far, nevertheless…I invite all the researchers interested in social networks, knowledge management and organizational learning to submit their papers to European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference where I co-host the track Intra-organizational knowledge and learning networks: In search for empirical research (together with prof.dr. Emmanuel Lazega, University of Paris IX and mag. Robert Kaše, University of Ljubljana).