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The 7th International Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific
Competitive Advantage through Knowledge and Innovation

Theme and Objective
Since the early 1990's, the importance of Knowledge Management (KM) and Innovation Management (IM) to create an organization's competitive advantage has been widely recognized worldwide in the government, public and private sectors. KM and IM are interdisciplinary and complex areas of study by integrating technology centered and human centered approaches from the perspective of system science. The need for learning and innovation capability is critical for organizations, thus Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital have an important role to play as a catalyst for the proper achievement of both of them. This international KM conference, started in 2004 (KMAP), has now been renamed as "International Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific" to include the important element of "innovation management".

For further information, please see Workshop Proposal for KCWS 2014

IC 10 presentation:
Managing Knowledge in Boundless Organizations

The European Chair of Intellectual Capital
The University of Paris-Sud

The central theme of the 10th Edition of the World Intellectual Capital (IC) Conference is "Managing Knowledge in Boundless Organizations". The title of the conference highlights the need to assess progress in managing knowledge, in rapidly evolving organizational and institutional settings. Knowledge flow is a major issue for any organization's sustainability and it is therefore important to review past achievements from a critical perspective. Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank Group, recently indicated that according to a World Bank internal survey, one of the Bank's technical teams was spending less than 1% of its time on support for other teams. This attests to the fact that the problem of managing knowledge flow still exists in many organizational settings. At the same time, new approaches have led to the design and implementation of boundless organizations in several contexts. Therefore, the evaluation of current progress and barriers needs to take a forward-looking approach, which includes emerging and foreseeable trends in organizational design and their relationship with the digital transformation of organizations, institutions and communities.

For further information, please see IC 10 Presentation

Workshop Proposal for KCWS 2014:
Engaging in the Knowledge Based Development Community: Perspectives and Benefits

Prof. Giovanni Schiuma, University of the Arts London (UK) and Università della Basilicata (IT)
Prof. Javier Carrillo, World Capital Institute

Theme and Objective
Amongst the elements that make possible to differentiate a scientific discipline are structured meetings, dedicated journals, scientific societies & networks and active communities. While Knowledge Based Development has rapidly covered all of these, there is a lot to be done in building a robust community of interest and practice. Due to the fact that KBD professionals come from very diverse fields, such as knowledge management, urban studies, geography, sociology, psychology, economics, computer science, technology and innovation policy, etc., there is ample opportunity for furthering the reach of the KBD by developing wider and deeper cross-disciplinary links. The objective of this workshop will be: to generate engagement amongst the different disciplines, networks and organizations related to KBD.

For further information, please see Workshop Proposal for KCWS 2014