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
We have just published a journal article than connects social network analysis and creativity: Ohly, S., Kaše, R., & Škerlavaj, M.: Networks for generating and for validating ideas: The social side of creativity. Innovation: Management, Policy, and Practice, 12(1): 41-52.
In recent years, research has recognized that creativity is a social process. By
communicating with others, individuals get access to novel perspectives and unique
knowledge, and they can get political support for their ideas by ensuring that they meet
others’ standards. Based on the different function of idea-related communication, we expected
the structure of idea-generation networks to differ from that of idea-validation networks.
Specifically, we expected different effects of leadership status and tenure. Our results
indicated some differences in the structure of the two networks. This leads to the
recommendation that future research on idea-related communication and creativity needs to
distinguish the different phases of the creative process.
Keywords: Idea generation, implementation, social network, social support, communication,
Just got back from a 10-day business trip over UK. It started with EURAM 2009 in Liverpool, where we hosted a most succesful track on Knowledge renewal in social networks. It was followed by ‘research seminar Organizational learning: Why and how?’ at Cardiff University and University of Bath, which are home of two of the top five UK business schools.
We would like to invite you to the annual EURAM conference – Track “Knowledge renewal in social networks“. The focus of the track is the renewal of knowledge, hence learning and knowledge transfer, in social networks. We aim to develop insights into (i) how knowledge behaves in networks, (ii) how it is refined and (iii) how it is reconfigured. The deadline for submissions is December 5 2008. Call for papers is available here.
Juani Swart, University of Bath, UK
John Powell, University of Cardiff, UK
Robert Kaše, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Miha Škerlavaj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
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).
27.1.2008 is D-day! The submission due date for EURAM 2008 conference has been postponed. We invite all social net-workers to participate in the track on Intra-organizational Learning and Knowledge Networks! The selection of best papers will be published in European Journal of International Management.
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