Last Call for chapters: Knowledge Management Strategies: A Handbook of Applied Technologies

Submission Deadline: Oct 15, 2006
Knowledge Management Strategies: 
A Handbook of Applied Technologies  
A book edited by
Miltiadis D. Lytras, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece
Meir Russ, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA
Ronald Maier, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Ambjörn Naeve, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Chapter proposal deadline: 15th October 
Knowledge management has been used as a high-promise business concept. In an era of business transition, the effective management of knowledge is proposed as a strategy that exploits the organizational intangible assets. However, the term of knowledge management has been used in order to describe many different applications. In some cases the tag of 'knowledge management product' is attached to several software programs purely for marketing reasons. 
We recognize knowledge management as a socio-technical phenomenon where the basic social constructs such as person, team and organization require support from ICT applications. The ultimate objective of the book is to provide practical guidelines for applied knowledge management through the discussion of specific technologies. For this reason each chapter discusses a specific Knowledge Management Strategy which is facilitated through the employment of technology. More over we discuss in detail taxonomies of Knowledge Management Applications and we concentrate on the practical aspect of implementations. 
This guides and the structure of the book. In each chapter there is a detailed discussion of a major Knowledge Management Strategy in relevance with a key Knowledge Management technology: After a short theoretical discussion of the specific strategy and technology we provide two to three well known platforms which are the dominant products or best cases for discussion. The third part of the chapter provides a case study which permits and a learning exploitation of the material available in chapter. Finally each chapter will provide a how to guide for the implementation of the specific strategy accompanied with several links for drilling down information.
In fact this book will give answers in problems that business organizations face when they try to implement knowledge management. Mainly two critical issues are addressed:
*           Which technologies to use for specific KM problems?
*           Which strategy can guide the implementation of KM that corresponds to the answer of the above problem?
The Overall Objective of the Book
Our overall mission is to produce collaboratively "a value adding publication which will promote the discipline (both theory and practice) and will be valued in the relevant target audiences" as a reference edition. This general mission inspires several objectives. The ultimate objective of the book is to deliver a high quality practical-oriented book that will help business units as well as organizations and institutions to deploy knowledge management effectively.   
We have a clear editing strategy. 
*     To go beyond the traditional discussion on verbalisms of Knowledge Management 
*     To provide a reference book for the area with main emphasis to be paid on practical aspects.
*     To make a learning oriented edition, in other words the proposed book can be seen as a practical guide for everybody interested in applying Knowledge Management.
The Target Audience
In the Learning Industry five sub-segments are highlighted:
*           Students enrolling in KM courses
*           Special Interest Groups on KM: e.g. Associations, Public Bodies etc
*           Adult Trainers
*           Educational Policy Makers (with special interest in KM )
Respectively in the Business Market five more sub segments are distinguished:
*           Managers (interested in implementing KM)
*           KM Specialists
*           Knowledge Officers
*           Human Resources Management officers
*           Business Consultants
*           IT managers
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Managing Documents
Managing Metadata and Semantics
Managing Taxonomies
Constructing Yellow pages of experts
Managing individual profiles
Managing Tacit Knowledge
Managing Workflows
Managing Discussion Forums
Exploiting Collaborative Work Systems
Managing Team Dynamics
Building Best Practices
Developing Knowledge Maps / Ontologies
Managing Competencies
Managing Organizational Memory
Managing inter-organizational network
Managing Projects
Future Technologies
Commercial Vendors of KM products
R&D funded projects in KM
Interviews of 2 Gurus of KM
Titles and descriptions of Team Assignments




Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before Oct, 15, 2006, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 1, 2006 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 31, 2007. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Revised chapters according to specific guidelines are expected to be submitted by April 15, 2007. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group Inc.,  <>, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints.
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras

Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece, 

Meir Russ

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA 

E-mail:  <> 


Ronald Maier

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

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Ambjorn Naeve

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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