Call for Chapters: Global Practices in Knowledge Management for Organizational Development
Editor: Neeta Baporikar (HP-GSB, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India.)
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2016
Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2017
Submission Date: September 30, 2017
CFP URL: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2406
Various studies reflect that components of knowledge management such as knowledge activities, types, transformation and technology have a significant positive effect for organizational development and help in bringing innovation. Polyani (1962) has already identified the duality of knowledge as tact and explicit. Knowledge Management (KM) is thus an organizational process that aims to create knowledge both tacit and explicit as a resource within the organization so as to bring innovation and growth to the organization in the form of the product, people and organizational process. Organization development (OD), on the other hand is an ongoing, systematic process of implementing effective organizational change. OD is known as both a field of science focused on understanding and managing organizational change and as a field of scientific study and inquiry. Organization development is a growing field that is responsive to many new approaches. Messa & Testa (2004) explained the relationship between bench marking and innovation through knowledge management. Further, there is the hegemony of knowledge management as a key element in improving organizational competitiveness (Hedlund, 1994). Knowledge management includes new knowledge construction, knowledge embodiment, knowledge dissemination and knowledge use. Quintas et al. (1997) state `Knowledge management is the process of critically managing knowledge to meet existing needs, to... exploit existing knowledge...and to develop new opportunities'. Organization development, on the other hand is an ongoing, systematic process of implementing effective organizational change and thus is a growing field that is responsive to many new approaches. This then is indicative of the fact that knowledge management has the potential to be a catalyst for organizational development and innovation within organizations. Hence, analysing and comprehending global practices of how knowledge management can act as catalyst for organizational development, growth and innovation and thereby leading to economic and global growth and development will not only be interesting but imperative.
The scholarly value of the proposed publication is self-evident because of the increase in the knowledge management practices and processes adopted. Moreover, there is dire need for understanding comprehensively the complexity in the process of managing knowledge especially when knowledge is contextual. Knowledge is considered today as a more crucial resource in organizational development. In the world of economic development, organizations have to develop within their Geo-political atmosphere. Hence global practices in knowledge management for organizational development need to be analysed and understood as the world of business is embedded in knowledge based global environment today. Providing a qualified Reference book to its proposed target market / constituents will expand the fields of management, knowledge management, organizational development and learning. The proposed topic for publication will not only facilitate in bench marking global practices in knowledge management but help the organizations to develop effectively and efficiently. It will also aid the institutions of management education to focus properly and help policy makers in designing and implementing more effective policies.
The primary intended audience is scholar-practitioners who have the need for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication as outlined above. The secondary intended audience is managers, organization development specialists, consultants, educationalist, policy makers and undergraduate/graduate business students who require the same Reference material.