The IAKM President, Prof. Constantin Bratianu, was recently invited as a Guest Speaker with the topic "Knowledge Entropy" at the Business System Laboratory International Symposium, University of Alicante, Spain, 20-24 January 2020.
During this event, he received Business System Laboratory Award for "career achievements in System Thinking Applied to Knowledge Management".
Prof. Eduardo Tome extends the deadline for the conference TAKE 2020, which will be organized in Stuttgart, Germany between the 1st and the 3rd July, 2020. TAKE is an international scientific conference devoted to the multidisciplinary study of the knowledge economy. In particular, it intends to analyze the relation and the gap between theories and practices in the knowledge economy of the 21st century. Therefore, it brings together researchers, practitioners, and industry experts to discuss, advance, and shape the future of the knowledge economy.
The extended call for abstracts is open till 14th February 2020. More details are available at https://www.take-conference2020.com/.
Our colleague, prof. Malgorzata Zieba is happy to announce the CfP for the special issue on ‘Innovations in Small Businesses and Sustainability’ in the Sustainability journal (IF = 2.592). The issue is co-edited together with prof. Susanne Durst from University of Skövde and University West, Skövde, Sweden and prof. Serdal Temel from Ege University, Faculty of Engineering, Turkey.
In this Special Issue, the Editors encourage scholars and practitioners to share their findings and insights on how innovation contributes (or can contribute) to the opportunities and challenges provided by sustainability. Considerable attention has already been devoted to sustainability in large companies, however this is not the case with smaller firms. This Special Issue will make a contribution to changing that. Papers adopting different theoretical lenses and worldviews, using different research methods, analysing different types of smaller firms and exploring the topic in different countries are strongly encouraged.
More details about the CfP can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/innovations_besiness?fbclid=IwAR09dDS1R4FB7dKZ9F-IbxnjH-8F-uWo2SXM4hkbOZA6PJ_OWbqysldoDU8
The XV edition of IFKAD on the theme of KNOWLEDGE IN DIGITAL AGE will be held in Rome (University of Rome Tre), Italy, 17-19 June 2020.
Our member, prof. Giovanni Schiuma is delighted to announce the CALL FOR ABSTRACT.
Deadline for abstract submission: 20 January 2020
The XV edition of IFKAD aims to represent a space of inspiration and knowledge, as well as an ‘agora’ of learning, networking and sharing where experts, entrepreneurs, professionals and academics meet to discuss about why and how technologies and digital transformation may act as levers to innovate, transform and improve knowledge management systems, working schemes, innovation processes, business models and customer-orientation, as well as to understand how public organizations may improve their level of efficiency and the value provided to the citizens, making government more transparent and responsive, trying to raise quality of life and, accordingly, drive territorial development and positive change in society.
For further information about submission guidelines, themes and special tracks, please visit the IFKAD website - https://www.ifkad.org/
CfP Journal of International Management (Elsevier)
Special issue: Thirty Years Later: A Fresh Look at the Central and Eastern Europe Transformation and its Implications for Institutions, Organizations and Organizational Actors
Our colleague, prof. Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu, is happy to announce the CfP for a special issue co-edited together with prof. Dan-Cristian Dabija, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania, prof. Andrew Inkpen, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA and prof. Alexei Koveshnikov, Aalto University School of Business, Finland.
Continuing the legacy of previous collections on the topic (Organization Studies, 1996; Human Relations, 2007; Journal of International Management, 2008), this special issue seeks to augment the understanding of the current state of transformation in CEE countries and the international management implications for institutions, organizations and organizational actors. The SI envisages papers that examine the influence of recent socio-political and economic developments (e.g. the rise of nationalism, economic sanctions, the changing role of the state, the establishment of new institutional bodies) on business activities in the region and also papers that explore the lasting legacy of the socialist past and its manifestations in these countries.
For further details on the scope and aims of the SI and on the submission process, please visit: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-international-management/call-for-papers/thirty-years-later-a-fresh-look-at-the-central.
The New Board of the IAKM has been elected by its Members.
The New Board consists of:
Prof. Constantin Bratianu - President and Strategic Management
Prof. Alexeis Garcia-Perez - Vice President and Management of Research Projects
Dr. Malgorzata Zieba – Vice President and Management of Communications
Prof. Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro - Management of New applications
Prof. Ettore Bolisani - Past President and Management of Administration
More information about the present and past Boards can be find here.
Message from prof. Constantin Bratianu, the new elected President
It is a great honor and responsibility for me to continue the successful leadership of prof. Ettore Bolisani, and to contribute to strengthening the role of IAKM in promoting KM in this disruptive knowledge economy.
It is a tough challenge but also a good opportunity for IAKM to be one of the important driving forces in developing further KM, both in theory and practice.
I would like to thank all IAKM founders and past Boards members for their efforts in creating this wonderful Community of Practice. My heartful thanks go to Ettore Bolisani for his inspirational leadership and personal encouragement to continue his work. Also, I would like to thank Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Malgorzata Zieba and Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro for accepting to be members of the new Board and to create together with Ettore Bolisani, as Past President, a great team!
Message from prof. Ettore Bolisani, the Past President of the IAKM
Dear Members and Colleagues,
As the Past President it is my pleasure to introduce the IAKM Board for the next two years.
My gratitude to our colleagues who accepted to serve in the new Board and to provide their experience and skills for the benefit of our Association.
My best wishes of a fruitful work to the old Board Members Alexeis Garcia-Perez and Malgorzata Zieba, to the new Member Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro, and to the new President Constantin Bratianu.
Also, my gratitude to all those that served in the past Boards since the foundation of the IAKM. Without their competent and proactive contribution, the growth of our Association would have never been possible.
Ettore Bolisani – Past President
Our member, prof. Meliha Handzic participated in an ongoing campaign “A Special Book for a Special Bookshelf” by the National Library of Latvia in Riga: https://lnb.lv/en/campaign-special-book-special-bookshelf.
She donated to the library the latest published volume of the IAKM/Springer book series entitled “Knowledge Management, Arts and Humanities: Interdisciplinary Approaches and the Benefits of Collaboration”: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030109219.
This donation was received by the library representative Anda Baklane in an informal ceremony held on 25th July 2019 in front of the magnificent wall of books.
Our members, Maurizio Massaro, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy, Francesca Dal Mas, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy organize a minitrack during the ECIAIR 2019 (European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics), which is going to take place 31 October -1 November 2019 at EM-Normandie Business School, Oxford, UK. The mini track is called “Artificial Intelligence for Strategy and Innovation”. All interested participants should submit 300 word abstract by 11th April 2019. More details are available here.
Our member, prof. Constantin Bratianu, from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania received the "Best Presentation Award" at the 6th Business Systems Laboratory International Symposium hosted by University of Pavia, 21-23 January 2019, Pavia, Italy. Congratulations!