Sunday, February 17, 2008

Call for Chapter Proposals: KM Success Book

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 31, 2008
Book title: "Strategies for Knowledge Management Success: Exploring Organizational Efficacy"
A book edited by Dr. Murray E. Jennex, San Diego State University, and Dr. Stefan Smolnik, European Business School (EBS), Germany

Introduction:
Knowledge management (KM) and knowledge management system (KMS) success is an issue that requires exploration. During the Knowledge Management Foundations workshop held at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-39) in January 2006, it was agreed that for the credibility of the KM discipline, it is important to define KM success. Additionally, HICSS-40 (2007) and HICSS-41 (2008) hosted each a minitrack focused on presenting research on KM success and measurement. Jennex, Smolnik, and Croasdell presented a definition of KM success based on two exploratory surveys generated from the literature. The definition presented was: KM success is a multidimensional concept. It is defined by capturing the right knowledge, getting the right knowledge to the right user, and using this knowledge to improve organizational and/or individual performance. KM success is measured by means of the dimensions: impact on business processes, impact on strategy, leadership, and knowledge content. However, much work remains to be done in establishing a foundation for KM success and acceptable measures. Additionally, other aspects of KM measurement need to be explored and established.

Objective of the Book:
This book will aim to establish relevant theoretical frameworks and present the latest empirical research findings in the area of KM success and measurement. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of KM success and measurement and/or who need to implement KM measurement in organizations.

Target Audience:
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* KM Success definitions and models
* KM critical success factors
* KM metrics
* KM measurement
* Organizational issues with respect to KM success and measurement
* KM success and measurement implementation issues
* Case studies and empirical research into KM success and measurement

Submission Procedure:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2008, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 28, 2008, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 31, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), www.igi-global.com, publisher of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference imprints.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by email to:
Dr. Murray E. Jennex, email: murphjen|at|aol.com or mjennexmail|at|sdsu.edu
or
Dr. Stefan Smolnik, email: Stefan.Smolnik|at|ebs.edu