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International Journal of Business Information Systems
International Journal of Business Information Systems


Special issue on: “Knowledge Management”

Guest Editor: Dr Amit Mitra, Cranfield University, UK

Ever since the early 1990s, when ‘knowledge’ began to be accepted as a valid resource for organisations, efforts have flourished to manage such resources to gain competitive advantages. However, notions of success in such effort have been led by a variety of perspectives including globalisation, ubiquitous computing and the knowledge-centric view of the firm. Simultaneous movements in the world of practice emerging from information management, quality assurance and the human factors/human capital movement have also contributed to a countervailing crisis in understanding. In the process, a data view and a storage focus have shaped a restrictive appreciation.

Whilst recent knowledge management research has been broadly based, it has also enabled maintaining of a tolerance for complexity. Given the dynamic world of research, this special issue of IJBIS has set itself an ambitious aim of encouraging thought provoking research papers from a variety of perspectives that would include the technological as well as more applied work directed towards human and organisational pattern identifications. It is expected that such hitherto unpublished research will broaden understanding as well as illuminate challenges in knowledge management.

The special issue is targeted towards three types of groups, viz. practitioners, theoreticians, researchers and students of knowledge management. With maturity of research on knowledge management, it is expected that additional insights on how challenges are being addressed in industry, institutions and society will be brought forward to benefit the mentioned groups. The special issue will provide a platform for sharing examples of success and direct attention to where work remains embryonic.

Subject Coverage
We are interested in receiving research papers and case studies which fall within one or more of the special issue themes. Submissions are encouraged from all areas of research within the broad ambit of ‘knowledge management’. Appropriate special issue themes include but are not restricted to the following:
  • Information systems
  • Computing
  • Semantic web
  • Organisation studies
  • Knowledge and information management
  • Information assurance
  • ICT based security
  • Public sector informatics

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

Completed submissions by: 31 October 2006