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International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development


Special Issue on: "Managing Services in the Knowledge Economy"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Eduardo Tome, Universidade Lusiada de Famalicão, Portugal

Managing services effectively and efficiently and attracting and retaining human capital is a high priority for economic development stakeholders in the knowledge economy. The goal of this special issue is to:

    a) provide a substantial contribution, either conceptual or empirical, to the areas of knowledge management (KM) and knowledge-based development (KBD) in terms of the improvement and refinement of theories, approaches, methodologies, tools, techniques and applications in order to replicate, support and challenge existing studies, and to
    b) offer new applications of existing theory and approaches to drive organisations, regions and societies towards a better understanding of KBD.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • KM and KBD in the service economy:
    • Knowledge sharing and transfer in the services economy
    • Knowledge creation and renewal in the services economy
    • KM the in healthcare industry
    • Differences in the implementation of KM principles in the public and private sectors
  • KM and KBD effectiveness:
    • Strategies for managing knowledge and promoting KBD effectively
    • Structural, technological and cultural determinants of effective KM and KBD
    • Benefits/consequences of KM and KBD
    • Measuring KBD effectiveness
  • Case studies on the efficacy of policies from different levels of government to improve management of services in the knowledge economy
  • Relearning and unlearning
    • Influence of ICT and/or knowledge management systems (KMS)
    • Effects of unlearning and relearning
    • Human resource management practices for unlearning and relearning

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

Abstract submission deadline: 30 March, 2012 (by email)

Selection of abstracts: 15 April, 2012

Full papers submission: 1 July, 2012

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 September, 2012

Final paper submission: 30 October, 2012