[Air-L] eHR-KM 2011: First International Workshop on Knowledge Management and e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Thu Sep 16 00:55:46 PDT 2010

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                                  *** Call for Papers ***

              First International Workshop on Knowledge Management
                 and e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation
                   within the 6th International Conference on
                   Professional Knowledge Management (WM2011)
                         21-23 February 2011, Innsbruck

It is widely recognized that Knowledge Management (KM) can provide an 
organization with the capability to understand customers' needs, effectively

extract new ideas from suppliers and customers alike, and turn them into 
innovative products and services. Human Resource Management (HRM) plays an 
equal, if not more important, role in building and sharing the right set of 
employee competencies that help organizations to successfully compete. In
organizations, Human Resource (HR) executives and KM experts have found that

developing an IT infrastructure that allows the free exchange of employee 
experience and expertise has increased the company's competitiveness. Many 
companies are now aware that timely capturing their employees collective 
knowledge is the only way to preserve their investments in human capital. As
result, some of them have invested to develop a corporate culture of sharing

knowledge and experience, capable of convincing employees to share their 
However, how to enable synergy between KM and HRM to foster open innovation
still a relatively new issue. Traditionally, innovation has been seen as the

responsibility of a R&D team or of a business unit. Recent experience has
that innovation is largely dependent on creative individuals working in an 
environment that spans multiple organizations and includes, beyond regular 
employees, consultants and suppliers. Knowledge-supported HR can play a key
in attracting and keeping the most innovative people and partners, creating
culture that supports innovation.
This workshop objective is twofold. The first goal is to provide a forum to 
discuss theoretical models and practical evidence on the effectiveness of 
knowledge-supported HRM. The second goal is to investigate the connection 
between the implementation of knowledge-supported HR and the degree of open
employee-driven innovation achieved by organizations.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Tools and techniques for knowledge-supported HR
   o Empirical evidence of HR and KM complementarity
   o Competencies analysis and profile mapping
   o Capturing and sharing employees knowledge
- HR and KM practices for fostering innovation
   o Support for creativity and serendipity
   o Rewarding and profiling innovation
- IT support for fostering creativity
- IT support for knowledge-supported HR
   o Competence Ontologies
   o Interoperability of HR and KM systems
   o Roadmaps

The target audience of the workshop is researchers, practitioners and
who have experience with the role of human resource in innovation
management. A
special issue of the International Journal on Knowledge and Learning (IJKL)
be related to the workshop providing a mean for consolidating and
the results.

Submission of Papers

Paper abstracts should be submitted electronically to the WM2011 submissions

system http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wm2011. At least one
author of 
each accepted paper is expected to participate in the conference and present

his/her work.
Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL) 
(http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijkl), scheduled
the second quarter of 2011. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to
extended articles (a typical size is between 7000 and 9000 words) and a
of 6-8 papers will be selected for the special issue after a second review 

Workshop organizers

- Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology,  Austria
- Gianluca Elia, Scuola Superiore ISUFI, Italy
- Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestine

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