Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems

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 organizational performance.

Thirteen mini-tracks attracted paper submissions for the KIES research 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!

Analytics in Support of Continuous Knowledge Creation examines the role of the data scientist and skill sets necessary for working with organizations to use data strategically.

Creation and Appropriate of KS explores the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of knowledge systems.

Crowd Science focuses on the study of the organizational use of IT-mediated Crowds as a phenomenon to enhance knowledge work.

Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management present research cases on the role that integration of KM principles and systems may play in facilitating entrepreneurial enterprises.

Knowledge Economics emphasizes a holistic view on the economic implications of knowledge, including the value and economics of repositories and the overall value of knowledge.

Knowledge and Innovation management explores how technology developers need to identify key uncertainties of the innovation during the early phases of the technology’s development..

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.

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.

Reports from the Field 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.

Research Data presents challenges for IS in conducting research data management (RDM)

KM and Information Security investigates issues related to security and protection of intellectual assets and explore how organizations can use security measures to protect their KM practices.

Knowledge Society, Culture and KS explore the impact and role of culture on managing knowledge and designing and implementing knowledge systems within groups and organizations

KM and Strategic Planning explores organizational support for developing business strategy and the subsequent design of knowledge-based systems

Track Chairs:

David T. Croasdell
University of Nevada, Reno

Murray Jennex
San Diego State University

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