[Book] Call for Short Articles: Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Edition
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[Deutscher Titel: [Buch] Aufruf für kurze Artikel-Beiträge: Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2. Auflage]

CALL FOR SHORT ARTICLES
Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Edition
A book edited by David G. Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Proposals Submission Deadline: 4/30/2008
Full Articles Due: 7/30/2008

The 1st Edition of the Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management appeared in late 2005 and embodied a breakthrough research reference work documenting the past, present, and possible future directions of knowledge management. Over 170 contributors from 22 countries have conferred their expertise to the first edition, and with 940 definitions and more than 3,600 references, this encyclopedia has become the foremost source for reliable advanced research in the field of knowledge management.

Amongst the accolades afforded to the first edition are:
In a discipline as young as KM, the future depends on the addition of books like The Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management to gain support, interest and spur the imagination of future workforces to enable the leveraging of organizations’ intellectual assets to increase their performance and help them move toward becoming a “knowledge-based enterprise”. (P. Jackson, Chief Knowledge Strategist, Enterprise Logistics, Lockheed Martin, USA; VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2006).

As the first encyclopedia in the KM field, it is not enough just to have a range of decent articles on relevant topics. Schwartz and his team also need to map out the field for those who are completely new to it, and to his credit they have faced this challenge head-on. (J.S. Edwards, Editor, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, No. 5, 2007)

This volume is an essential reference source for ideas as to what needs to be addressed and what we have learned about knowledge management over the past few decades. (Laurence Prusak, Babson College, USA)

About the 2nd Edition
The 2nd Edition of the Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management will build upon this strong foundation. It will provide updated versions of the 1st edition articles taking into account the developments of the past five years, and will expand coverage to include many additional areas of knowledge management that have developed and matured since the creation of the first edition. The 2nd Edition will also include a significant number of invited articles from specific experts in the field to supplement those submitted in response to this call for articles. Knowledge Management has evolved into one of the most important streams of management research, affecting organizations of all types at many different levels. The challenges of knowledge management span everything from knowledge identification and representation, to the impact of Knowledge Management Systems on organizational culture, to the significant integration and cost issues being faced by Human Resources, MIS/IT, and production departments.

In addition, the 2nd Edition is expected to include:

  1. a greatly expanded “Application-specific KM” section;
  2. a reorganization and expansion of the “Technological Aspects” section;
  3. an expansion of the “Processes”; “Theoretical”; “Managerial” and “Organizational/Social” sections, splitting “Organizational Aspects” and “Social Aspects” into separate categories;
  4. the addition of more examples and diagrams to existing entries and as a requirement for new entries.

Please note that authors of articles from the 1st edition will be contacted directly with a request for updates to their articles.

Coverage: The Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2nd Edition, will feature short articles (3,000-3,500 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key research issues related to different areas in Knowledge Management. In addition, this volume will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms. Knowledge Management theories, models, systems, and applications abound – each dealing with some aspect of an increasingly complex field spanning organizational theory, strategic management, intellectual property, innovation, philosophy of knowledge, human resource management, and information technology.

Important Dates:

  • April 30, 2008: Article proposals due
  • May 30, 2008: Proposal acceptance notification
  • July 30, 2008: Full articles due
  • September 15, 2008: Final acceptance and revision notification
  • October 30, 2008: Revised articles due

For more information go to the web site of the call.


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