These proceedings represent the work of researchers presenting at the 18th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2017). We are delighted to be hosting ECKM at the International University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain on the 7-8 September 2017.
The conference will be opened with a keynote by Ewa Ziemba, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. Ewa will address the topic of Prosumption: The Utilization of Consumer Knowledge in Enterprises, a European specialist in Design Thinking and Innovation. The second day will be opened by Eric Tsui, Professor and Associate Director (Business Development) Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Eric will be addressing the subject of Re-wiring our brain in the Cloud: Excelling with Knowledge Work in the age of digitalisation. We are also pleased to have David Gurteen, Director and Founder of the Gurteen Knowledge Community, conduct an interactive session on Empowering Conversation in the Workplace.
ECKM is a well established platform for academics concerned with current research and for those from the wider community involved in Knowledge Management to present their findings and ideas to peers from the KM and associated fields. ECKM is also a valuable opportunity for face to face interaction with colleagues from similar areas of interests. Over the past 18 years ECKM has a reputation of helping attendees advance their understanding of how people, organisations, regions and even countries generate and exploit knowledge to achieve a competitive advantage, and drive their innovations forward. The range of issues and mix of approaches followed will ensure an interesting two days.
303 abstracts were initially received for this conference. However, the academic rigor of ECKM means that, after the double blind peer review process there are 129 Academic papers, 16 PhD research papers, 2 Masters research papers, 2 Non-Academic papers and 7 Work in Progress papers published in these Conference Proceedings.
These papers reflect the continuing interest and diversity in the field of Knowledge Management, and they represent truly global research from many different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morroco, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine and USA.