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Track: Knowledge Management Systems
Knowledge Management for Creativity and Innovation 
After more than a decade of knowledge management research, organizations continue to question how knowledge is created and transformed into business value. And how KM contributes to creativity and innovation both at the individual and organizational level.
Often cited as a primary reason organizations get involved in KM, the actual focus for both researchers and organizations has been more related to incremental improvements, exploiting and transferring existing practices and techniques.

Over the past few years, however, a fundamental transformation has been taking place, where the inflows and outflows of knowledge have expanded to accelerate internal innovation and expand the markets for external use of innovation. This alternative approach to organizing for innovation in an open environment with multiple participants (i.e., customers, suppliers, partner firms, and developers) in communities or markets, seem to meet the challenge of accessing distributed knowledge. They demonstrate the effectiveness of new methods and organizational structures for improving innovation outcomes by engaging a broader base of outside knowledge holders and raise important new issues about how knowledge is created and applied to derive business value, generate new ideas, and develop new products and solutions.

In line with this challenging research issue, the objective of this mini track is to draw appropriate papers on the broadest range of research methodologies including case studies, action research, experimentation, survey, and simulation.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge co-creation in communities, markets and open platforms.

  • Ideas lifecycle management (generation, selection and diffusion) techniques

  • Knowledge and action: how knowledge is developed, transformed, interpreted and used to make effective decisions and take action

  • KM and New Product Development: how KM contributes to the generation, evaluation and implementation of new products, services, processes and solutions

  • Knowledge generation and management in virtual worlds

  • KM/KMS support for collaborative and creative work, e.g., design, research and development, exploration, customer support

  • Knowledge sharing, diffusion and creativity, as influenced by different organization cultures and structures

  • Managing knowledge exploitation vs. exploration dilemmas

  • Mechanisms associated with KM, creativity and innovation

  • The use of KM to reduce risk in creative/innovative processes

Minitrack Co-Chair:

Hind Benbya (Primary contact)
GSCM Montpellier Business School
2300, Avenue des Moulins
34185 Montpellier Cedex 4
Tel: +33-4-67-10-2819
Fax: +33-4-67-45-1356
Email: Benbya@gmail.com; h.benbya@supco-montpellier.fr

Lynne P. Cooper
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
MS 303-310
Pasadena CA 91109
Phone: 818-393-3080
Fax: 818-393-5143
Email: lynne.p.cooper@jpl.nasa.gov

R. Keith Sawyer
Washington University
Department of Education
Campus Box 1183
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-935-8724