The knowledge-based view emphasizes the
importance of knowledge for organizations to retain
their competitive advantage. The success of knowledge
sharing practices is vital because it results in shared
intellectual capital. Knowledge sharing success lies in
the employees’ capability to share they know and how
they know it. Knowledge systems support sharing
practices through their ability to identify, capture,
organize, store and disseminate ideas, practices and
processes that can impact organizational performance.
To the extent such systems can be innovative in their
approach to managing organizational resources enables
strategies that can foster competitive advantage.
Entrepreneurial practices pursue and embed
innovation. The Knowledge Innovation and
Entrepreneurial Systems track presents research at the
intersection of innovative knowledge ideas and
practices that enable positive change in organizations.
Manuscripts explore systems developed to foster
creativity and innovation while facilitating
collaboration via knowledge capture, storage and
transfer. Evolving infrastructures such as the Internet
of Things, the Location of Things and the sharing
economy are creating invaluable information assets
that, if properly utilized, can deliver positive impacts to
Sixteen mini-tracks attracted 84 paper submissions
for the KIES research track. The track chairs, minitrack
chairs and HICSS administrators seek to preserve
and grow the strong community of scholars. We
appreciate and thank 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. Forty-four papers were accepted
from the following minitracks:
Addressing Diversity in Digitalization focuses on
inclusive design and application processes, practices
and routines of organizing data and information
systems that consider the role of diversity.
Augmented Intelligence explores the issues and
topics related to designing and implementing
augmented intelligence systems.
Design and Appropriation of Knowledge and AI
Systems explores how knowledge and AI systems are
planned, designed, built, implemented, used, evaluated,
supported, upgraded, and evolved; and how knowledge
and AI systems impact the context in which they are
Emerging Trends in Crowd Science focuses on
creating a community dedicated to research on ITmediated
Human-Centered Design for Digital Innovations
investigates the field of human-centered design in close
relationship with digital innovations, digitization and
Illuminating The Dark Side of Knowledge explores
a “dark side” that holds enormous risks for individuals,
communities, organizations and even whole societies.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Theory and
Practice presents research cases on the role that
integration of KM principles and systems may play in
facilitating entrepreneurial enterprises.
Innovation in Organizations: Learning, Unlearning,
and Intentional Forgetting addresses the learning and
forgetting paradigms in organizations and information
systems. Additionally, the process of unlearning is
International Business and Born Digitals covers
aspects related to international business, digitalization,
knowledge intensive firms like born digitals, and the
role of culture within these contexts.
Judgement, Big Data-Analytics and Decision-
Making focuses on the humanistic aspects of
knowledge innovation, by investigating how dataanalytics,
and big data analytics in particular, can be
used to support human judgement and organizational
Knowledge Flows, Transfer, Sharing, and
Exchange presents manuscripts that examine the nature
and role of knowledge flows among entities. Technical,
managerial, behavioral, organizational, & economic
perspectives are explored.
Knowledge Management and Entrepreneurship in
Early Stage Firms explores early stage firms/ start-ups
or mature firms, or both as comparisons, focusing on
the knowledge and entrepreneurship challenges
associated with different levels of firm maturity.
Reports from the Field: Knowledge and Learning
Applications in Practice considers KM practices by
providing a “bridge” between the KM systems
practitioner community and the scholars that build
theory and conduct research in that domain.
Security in Knowledge Systems and Managing
Knowledge Risks investigates issues related to security
and protection of intellectual assets and explore how
organizations can use security measures to protect their
The Technical, Socio-Economic and Ethical
Aspects of AI explores how to build and implement AI
systems that support humans without expressing bias
or other ethical concerns.
Value, Success and Performance Measurements of
Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems
explores strategies, methodologies, and stories related
to performance measurements that can be used to
assess various aspects of and success of KM.
Murray E. Jennex
San Diego State University
University of Nevada, Reno