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International Journal of Management in Education
International Journal of Management in Education


Special Issue on: "Knowledge Management in Higher Education"

Guest Editor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nada Trunk Širca, Euro-Mediterranean University, Slovenia
Guest Co-Editor: Prof. Dr. Dušan Lesjak, University of Primorska, Slovenia

Knowledge is a complex phenomenon that has become one of the most important yet one of the less understood in our society and even civilization, and should thus be, as any other aspect of cultural production, carefully managed. Knowledge management is all about connection knowledge in and for an organisation to its mission, competition, performance and attitude towards changes. Higher education institutions (hereafter referred to as HEI) are the sole subjects to empower the information with meaning and share the knowledge produced with society by linking research to teaching/educational programmes. This is the point where knowledge management becomes of the utmost importance. To complete a full circle, the question of quality needs to be added to the scheme.

By producing and attracting proper knowledge (i.e. important to the HEIs’ field of practice), as well as distributing this knowledge (in the physical form of researchers, teachers, students, and administrators who altogether form the knowledge capital of the HEI), an HEI can perform outstandingly, and the flexibility of knowledge will allow it to quickly adapt to changes and answer challenges of any kind, putting it always in-line or even ahead of its competitors and thus successfully fulfilling its mission. Operating, however, is not that easy, for HEIs are not individual subjects in a void space; they exist and function in an agitated, unpredictable environment that often goes beyond national and cultural borders. Therefore, this special issue will be a reference for institutions and practitioners who are dealing with questions of higher education development, quality and knowledge improvement.

The special issue provides a global forum for presenting authoritative references, academically rigorous research and case studies in both theoretical and applied research. The purpose of the special issue is to discuss knowledge management in higher education in all its aspects, varying from production of knowledge, human resource management to knowledge transfer and quality in higher education. Specifically, it intends to disseminate research and studies in this specific field concerned not only with higher education, but with broader socio-economical issues, trying to get more insight to the problem of how knowledge produced and afterwards distributed from HEIs back to society will allow society to prosper and will once again establish HEIs as bearers of progress.

Subject Coverage
The subject coverage of this special issue includes, but is not limited to:
  • Management of higher education institutions
  • Knowledge production in higher education
  • Knowledge distribution in higher education
  • Higher education's changing environment
  • Internationalisation in higher education and its impact on knowledge
  • Knowledgeable human resource management in higher education
  • Knowledge transfer from higher education to practice

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Proposal deadline (optional): 1 September, 2009

Early submission deadline [*]: 15 October, 2009

Full paper deadline: 30 December, 2009

Notification of status & acceptance of paper: 15 February, 2010

Final version of paper: March 15, 2010

[*] Completed manuscripts that meet the early submission deadline will be provided an opportunity for revision. If the revision is completed by the full paper deadline, these manuscripts will be entered into a second round of peer review.