Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems

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The Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems track presents research at the intersection of innovative knowledge ideas and practices that enable positive change. Manuscripts explore systems developed to foster creativity and innovation while facilitating collaboration via knowledge capture, storage and transfer. As CEO of Hitachi America, Jack Domme was responsible for Social Innovation primarily focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the development of smart cities. In a recent interview Domme expressed his belief that the ability to share and analyze information seamlessly among the myriad devices connected via the IoT is the way of the future. The ability to monitor and evaluate data captured from embedded artifacts can create dramatic shifts in practices ranging from medicine to traffic control and all points in between. This research track recognizes the evolving nature of knowledge and society based work similar to the ideas Mr. Domme has described.

Twelve mini-tracks attracted paper submissions for the KIES research track. We welcome three new mini-tracks and several new mini-track chairs who have attracted new exciting topics and authors to the track. The track chairs, mini-track chairs and HICSS administrators seek to preserve and grow the strong community of scholars. We appreciate the efforts of all our colleagues who submitted and/or reviewed papers – as always, the ideas, insights and comments shared through your work are invaluable. Thank you!


  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of Knowledge and Data: Papers investigate issues related to security and protection of intellectual assets and explore how organizations can use security measures to protect their KM practices.
  • Crowd Science: IT-mediated Crowds are increasingly implemented by organizations for multifarious purposes, using varied techniques. Papers focus on the study of the organizational use of IT-mediated Crowds as a phenomenon.
  • Designing and Deploying Advanced Knowledge Systems: Papers examine IT-enabled knowledge management processes from both an intra- and inter- organizational perspective.
  • Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management: Papers present research cases on the role that integration of KM principles and systems may play in facilitating entrepreneurial enterprises and their longevity.
  • Innovation Uncertainties and Socio-Political Legitimization: Papers explore how technology developers need to identify key uncertainties of the innovation during the early phases of the technology’s development, allowing them to shape the technology for more efficient diffusion.
  • Knowledge Economics: Papers examine knowledge economics emphasizing a holistic view on the economic implications of knowledge, including the value and economics of repositories and the overall value of knowledge.
  • Knowledge Flows, Transfer, Sharing, and Exchange: Manuscripts examine the nature and role of knowledge flows among entities. Technical, managerial, behavioral, organizational, & economic perspectives are explored.
  • Knowledge Management Disrupted - Understanding the Impacts of Social and Mobile Media: Papers explore the design, evaluation and deployment of next generation knowledge systems that integrate emerging technologies such as social media, mashups, and ubiquitous IT.
  • Knowledge Society, Culture, and Information Systems: Papers focus on the use of cultural knowledge in knowledge systems. Research in this area aims to explore cultural knowledge systems to the extent that customs, language, and beliefs are maintained and shared.
  • Managing Knowledge for Innovation and Agility and Collaboration
  • Organizational Learning: Paper examine KM and organizational learning practices to develop and maximize organizational potential by exploring gaps between learning within organizations and their ability to create, acquire, transfer and manage knowledge.
  • Report from the Field: This minitrack is new to the Knowledge Systems track in 2015. Manuscripts attempt to take a more pragmatic approach to KM practices by providing a “bridge” between the knowledge management systems practitioner community and the scholars that build theory and conduct research in that domain.

Track Chairs:

Murray Jennex
Management Information Systems
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego CA 92182
Tel: (760) 722-3801
Fax: (760) 722-2668

Dave Croasdell
Accounting and Information Systems Department
University of Nevada, Reno
314F Ansari MS 026
Reno NV 89557
Tel: (775) 784-6902
Fax: (775) 784-8044