Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have major impacts on many, if not all aspects of our lives – both professional and personal. Work, school, and society have been turned upside down; we have all had to learn to work, study, and socialize in new ways. Knowledge work has played an increasingly important role in enabling remote workers and effective business practices. Increasingly vast amounts of data are being collected, organized, contextualized, stored and disseminated to workers without physical access to workplace resources. New systems to leverage an evolving workplace and workplace practices are being developed a to foster new ways of doing business.

Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems focuses on the evolving nature of work and society. Competitive, political, and cultural pressures are forcing organizations to do more with less and to leverage all they know to succeed. Knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurial systems are the systems we’re developing to facilitate collaboration, socialization, and work to improve knowledge capture, storage, transfer and flow. The use of knowledge and the systems that support it fosters creativity and innovation while providing the infrastructure of organizational learning and continuous improvement.

Eighteen mini-tracks solicited 94 submissions with 49 accepted for publication. KIES track submissions explore the factors that influence the development, adoption, use, and success of knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurial systems. These factors include culture, measurement, governance and management, storage and communication technologies, process modeling and development. Some of the papers describe the societal drivers for knowledge systems including an aging work force, a remote work force and its need to distribute knowledge and encourage collaboration in widely dispersed organizations and societies. Other manuscript investigate competitive forces requiring organizations of all types to adapt and change rapidly. Increasingly, these systems rely on systems and associated analytics to support knowledge assets. Still other papers address issues that impact society in the use of these systems in what is now called the “new norm.” These issues include disinformation and forgetting, social identity, social justice, remote socialization, resource allocation, and decision making, including automated, augmented, artificial, and human based decision making. Mini-tracks include:

  • Addressing Diversity in Digitalization
  • Born Digitals
  • Design and Appropriation of Knowledge and AI Systems
  • Digitalization of Work
  • Edtech and Emerging Technologies
  • Emerging Trends in Crowd Science
  • Human-Centered Design for Digital Innovations and Software-Intensive Products
  • Illuminating the Dark Side of Knowledge
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Early Stage Firms
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  • Innovation in Organizations: Learning, Unlearning, and Intentional Forgetting
  • International Perspectives for Cybersecurity
  • Judgment, Big Data-Analytics, and Decision-Making
  • Knowledge Flows, Transfer, Sharing, and Exchange
  • Reports From The Field: Knowledge and Learning Applications in Practice
  • Securing Knowledge Systems and Managing Knowledge Risks
  • The Technical, Socio-Economic and Ethical Aspects of AI
  • Value, Success, Performance Measurements of Knowledge, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Systems
  • As always, we are grateful for the significant efforts of our mini-track chairs, submitting authors, reviewers and HICSS administrators who continually seek to build, support and enable this community of scholars and friends. Mahalo! We look forward to seeing you all in person at the next conference. Aloha!

    Murray E. Jennex
    San Diego State University

    Dave Croasdell
    University of Nevada, Reno