HICSS; Smolnik, Stefan: HICSS-37 - January 5-8, 2004 - Hawaii 2004.

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-37; Minitrack "KM/OM/OL Foundations - KM/OM Discovery to Representation" chaired by Stefan Smolnik: Knowledge discovery methods increase transparency of knowledge in organizations and support users finding relevant knowledge. Techniques explo...

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KM/OM/OL
Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory, and Organizational Learning
KM/OM/OL Cluster (4 minitracks):

During the past ten years, this mini-track has evolved into a key international forum for knowledge management, organizational learning and organizational memory researchers and practitioners. We encourage paper submissions from researchers and practitioners exploring aspects of this topic including how knowledge management can be operationalized using information technology, how knowledge can be managed in organizations, and how knowledge management and organizational memory relate to organizational learning.

For additional information or to submit abstracts, please contact cluster coordinators:

Murray Jennex
Information and Decision Science
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
USA
(760) 966-0548
FAX: (760) 722-2668
e-mail: Murphjen@aol.com
e-mail: mjennex@mail.sdsu.edu

Dave Croasdell
Accounting, Information Systems and Business Law
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
USA
(509)335-7640
FAX: (509)335-4275
e-mail: dcroasdell@wsu.edu
http://www.cbe.wsu.edu/~croasdell/


*** KM/OM/OL Foundations - KM/OM Discovery to Representation***
Knowledge discovery methods increase transparency of knowledge in organizations and support users finding relevant knowledge. Techniques explored in this track could help to reveal the dynamics of a knowledge domain by utilizing a wide variety of techniques involving visual thinking, visual discovery, visual exploration, and visual analysis. This mini-track looks at the theoretical foundations of knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning from Knowledge Discovery to Knowledge Representation.

Potential topics include:

ؠ Definitions of knowledge, knowledge management, organizational memory, organizational memory

ؠ Cognitive theories of knowledge management and organizational memory

ؠ Relationships between knowledge, knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning

ؠ Basic theories associated with knowledge creation, knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning

ؠ Evaluation of knowledge discovery methods

ؠ Exploring relationships among knowledge discovery knowledge

ؠ Using semantic networks, topics maps, and other technologies to implement knowledge discovery methods

ؠ Developing process and systems for visualization techniques

ؠ Empirical studies of knowledge and information structures


Stefan Smolnik (Primary Contact)
Business Computing 2 - Information Management & Office Systems
Faculty of Business Administration, Business Computing & Economics
University of Paderborn
Warburger Str. 100
D-33098 Paderborn, Germany
Tel.: +49-5251-603375
Fax: +49-5251-603399
Stefan.Smolnik@notes.upb.de
Web: http://gcc.upb.de/StefanSmolnik

Rich Orwig
Washington State University-Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98686
360-546-9764
orwig@wsu.edu

Leoni Warne
Task Manager
Enterprise Socio-Cultural and Learning Analysis Research
Joint Systems Branch
Defense Systems Analysis Division
DSTO Fern Hill Park
Department of Defense
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2-625-66219
Fax: +61 2-625-66233
leoni.warne@dsto.defence.gov.au


*** Knowledge Flows: Knowledge Transfer, Sharing
& Exchange in Organizations***
Knowledge flows occur between individuals, among groups of individuals, and between organizations. This mini-track focuses on examining the nature and role of knowledge flows (e.g., knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing) among entities. Technical, managerial, behavioral, organizational, and economic perspectives on knowledge flows are encouraged.
Potential topics include:

ؠ Characterizing the nature of knowledge flows
ؠ Design of information and communication systems that facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing
ؠ Technical challenges and solutions in the development and implementation of systems that facilitate knowledge flows
ؠ Managerial and organizational challenges and solutions in institutionalization and implementation of processes and activities that facilitate knowledge flows
ؠ Intra and inter-organizational processes for effective leverage of knowledge through knowledge transfer and sharing
ؠ Enablers and inhibitors of knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer behaviors
ؠ Effects of national, professional, and organizational cultures on knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing
ؠ Knowledge transfer enables
ؠ Knowledge acquisition and transfer processes

K.D. Joshi (Primary Contact)
Todd 240B, School of AISBL
College of Business and Economics
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-4729, USA
(509)-335-5722
joshi@wsu.edu

Joe Brooks
Western Conneticut State University
P. O. Box 4601, Danbury, CT 06813-4601
203-746-2831
brooksj@wcsu.edu

Nancy Shaw
Assistant Professor of MIS
George Mason University
nshaw@gmu.edu
office 703 993 1797
fax 703 993 1809
www.nancyshaw.com

*** Implementing KM/OM: Building and Recognizing
Knowledge Cultures and Other Issues***

Research into successful knowledge management and organizational learning implementation indicates that these initiatives necessitate a sound understanding of organizational culture and relationships, human social interactions, and communication. To create learning organization requires a cultural shift in both individuals and organizations. Before successful information systems can be implemented to support knowledge management and organizational learning in an organization, appropriate cultural foundations must be put in place. This may necessitate cultural change initiatives. This mini-track explores research into strategies and stories that relate to these cultural initiatives. In addition, the track will be used to explore the identifying the bodies of knowledge that define the current state of research in knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning.

Potential topics include:
ؠ Case studies of knowledge management and organizational memory systems
ؠ Effectiveness of knowledge management/organizational memory systems
ؠ Other issues affecting the design, construction, implementation, and use of knowledge management/organizational memory systems
ؠ Knowledge management strategy

Murray Jennex (Primary Contact)
Information and Decision Science
San Diego State University
603 Seagaze Dr. #608
Oceanside, CA, 92054, USA
(760) 966-0548
FAX: (760) 722-2668
Murphjen@aol.com

Anne Massey
Professor and Chair, Information Systems Department
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
1309 E. 10th Street BU576
Bloomington, IN 47405
tel: 812.855.3483; fax: 5.4985
amassey@indiana.edu

Francois Therin
Grenoble Ecole de Management
B.P. 127
38003 Grenoble Cedex 01, FRANCE
Tel: +33476706060
Fax:+33476706099
E-mail: therin@esc-grenoble.fr

*** KM/OM/OL Systems and Technologies***
This sub-mini-track looks at technical issues and tools for building and supporting knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning systems.

Potential topics include:

ؠ Tools and technologies for developing KM/OM/OL oriented systems

ؠ Using the internet, digital documents, XML, and other technologies to implement knowledge management and organizational memory systems

ؠ Issues related to the capture, storage, search, retrieval, and use of knowledge and organizational memory

ؠ Development and use of taxonomies and ontologies

ؠ Knowledge and topic maps

ؠ Organizational issues impacting the design, construction, implementation, and use of knowledge management/organizational memory systems

ؠ Development and implementation of knowledge networks

Dave Croasdell (Primary Contact)
Accounting, Information Systems and Business Law

Washington State University
Pullman, WA, USA
(509)335-7640
FAX: (509)335-4275
dcroasdell@wsu.edu
Timo Kkl
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
University of Jyvskyl
40014 Jyvskyl, Finland
mobile phone: +358 50 523 4165
fax: +358 14 260 3011
timokk@cc.jyu.fi

Charles Milligan
Manager of Advanced Technology
StorageTek
One StorageTek Drive
Louisville, CO 80028-2201
303-673-4937
Cell 720-560-5936
MilliCA@LOUISVILLE.STORTEK.COM