Special issue call for papers from Library Review
Guest Editor: Dr M E Burke
Knowledge Sharing has become a “hot” trend in organisations around the world. There is an increasing international presence in the area with work completed on organisations in Kuwait and ongoing work regarding the situation in Malaysia, e.g. Sulaiman and Burke (2009) “A case analysis of knowledge sharing implementation and job searching in Malaysia” (International Journal of Information Management Vol 29 (4) pp 321-325.)
Many newly developing countries such as those with poor infrastructure, those in poverty, those emerging from Communist and State rule are moving towards stability by slowly building up businesses such as SME’s which are beginning to move towards sharing information both internally within the company and externally to customers, clients and suppliers. Information sharing for many is the first move towards Knowledge Sharing and for many businesses these are the stages before a full Knowledge Management system can realistically be addressed.
For many countries the concept of Information Sharing is something which has the potential to be seriously considered with little resource. Many companies are information rich but resource poor and information sharing can be a way to address difficult issues. It can be seen as a way through the mass of data and information in order to impose some kind of structure on the way in which the organisation information flow works.
Therefore this issue is interested in papers covering the following themes as they relate to knowledge sharing in emerging economies:
- Information Sharing
- Information Systems
- Overseas Development
- History of Knowledge sharing in Emerging Economies.
- Knowledge innovations
- Competitive advantage
- Information sharing in SME’s
- Organisational determinants of structure (with regard to information flows)
- External environments factors that influence shared knowledge
All papers will be blind refereed.
Guest editor details
Dr M E Burke
Salford Business School (Information Systems Group)
University of Salford
Deadline and submitting a paper:
Manuscripts should be submitted by 10th April 2010. Final versions with any recommendations for changes should be submitted by 30th June 2010 for publication in late 2010.
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