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General Information

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.

About IKMAP

This international KM conference, started in 2004 (KMAP), has now been renamed as “International Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (IKMAP)” to include the important element of “innovation management”.  The conference has been held in different cities before including Hong Kong, Taipei, Bangkok, Wellington of New Zealand as well as Guangzhou, Xian and Shanghai of China.  This year’s conference is co-organized by Japan Intellectual Capital Management Association (Japan) and the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), and will be held in Kobe, an important port city and also one of the most attractive cities in Japan.

The conference aims to:

  • provide a cross-cultural platform for the Knowledge Management practitioners and academics in Asia to network with their counterparts in the West and vice versa.
  • discuss the topics of mutual interests and navigate together the next generation of Knowledge and Innovation Management.
  • enhance international networking and collaborations

This year’s conference is co-organized by Japan Intellectual Capital Management Association (Japan) and the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Center (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), and will be held in Kobe, an important port city and also one of the most attractive cities in Japan.

Who should join?

We welcome all of you who are interested in KM, Intellectual Capital Management, Innovation Management and Organizational Learning to join our conference.  You can present at the conference or just become an audience without presentation.

  • participants who only join the conference without verbal presentations;
  • presenters withaccepted abstract; or
  • presenters with full paper submission

After your abstract is accepted, a verbal presentation slot will be reserved for you.  You can decide to present verbally just based on your abstract or further submit a full paper for inclusion in the conference proceeding.  You are also welcome to attend as an audience (no abstract or paper submission is required).

Topics of the Paper

All topics in KM, Intellectual Capital Management, Innovation Management and Organizational Learning are welcome with particular focus on the followings:

Knowledge Management

  • Contemporary issues in knowledge management
  • Information technology in knowledge creation and dissimilation
  • Business intelligence
  • Knowledge elictation and capture
  • Cloud based knowledge service
  • KM and Big Data
  • Open data
  • KM in SMEs
  • Communities of Practice

Innovation Management

  • Design of innovation spaces
  • Future centers
  • Patent management
  • Creativity management
  • Smart cities
  • Challenges in knowledge and creative economics
  • Open innovation
  • Future universities
  • Societal innovation
  • Crowd sourcing
  • Knowledge innovation systems
  • Taxonomies and Ontologies
  • Legal and social aspects of knowledge and idea protection and diffusion

 

Intellectual Capital Management

  • Value creation process
  • Integrated reporting
  • Inter-firms study
  • Cross-country studies
  • IC performance and indicators
  • Financial vs non-financial information
  • IC accounting method
  • Risk management
  • Brand and reputation management

Organizational Learning

  • Orgnaizational behaviour
  • Organizational culture and change
  • Organizational conversation
  • Inter-organizational learning
  • Networked learning
  • Future skills of knowledge workers
  • Gamification
  • Team building
  • Emerging sciences in knowledge management and innovation management, such as knowledge ergonomics and neuroeconomic
  • E-learning and MOOC
  • Knowledge Capture of Retiring Staff

Other topics relevant to the theme of the conference but not included in the above list will also be considered. You are also welcome to propose special session (with minimum of 5 papers) on particular topics at the Conference.

Selected papers will be recommended for publication in the regular or special issues of the following academic journals subject to their normal review procedures.

These journals include:

  • VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems (Emerald)
  • International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IGI Global)