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Journal Article

Main Research Topics in Knowledge Management: A Content Analysis of ECKM Publications  pp3-15

Nora Fteimi, Franz Lehner

© Mar 2016 Volume 14 Issue 1, Special Issue on Is KM in Decline?, Editor: Andrea Garlatti and Maurizio Massaro, pp1 - 88

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Abstract: Knowledge Management (KM) has already reached the level of a scientific discipline and attracts increasing interest in research and practice. As a consequence, the number of KM publications is growing exponentially. The wide spectrum of public ations comprises a variety of topics ranging from terminological, conceptual, and technological approaches to managerial implementation approaches. Several attempts have been made to achieve a common ground of the KM discipline. The aim of this study is a CA‑based review of a total of 755 publications published in the proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) since 2006 and obtained from the Scopus Database. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented attempt t o analyse ECKM contributions using content analysis (CA). We combine the advantages of manually and automated CA in order to detect research areas and activities within ECKM community. Using the statistical software R, we applied a manually developed KM dictionary on title, abstract and keywords of the publications to identify key research topics examined over the past years. The results are compared with existing studies. The analysis confirms some results of preceding KM studies and reveals a strong i nterest of the community in research topics like knowledge processes, innovation, learning and technology. Furthermore, there is an observable tendency to use established research methods for analysis purposes. Since the development of a common ground of the KM discipline is still a challenging task, the findings help to discover emerging research topics in KM research but also mostly preferred research methods. Both thematic shifts in the past and prospective future research priorities are pointed out. T he results of this study contribute to the role of KM in building resilience and can be seen as an attempt to reflect the identity and the research interests of the KM discipline.

 

Keywords: Keywords: knowledge management, ECKM publications, research topics, research trends, content analysis, dictionaries

 

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Journal Article

The Times They are (Not?) A‑Changing: Recent Trends of Knowledge Management Literature  pp89-99

Ettore Bolisani, Enrico Scarso

© Apr 2019 Volume 17 Issue 1, Editor: Ettore Bolisani, pp1 - 99

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After almost 3 decades, the literature on knowledge management (KM) has gained importance. Today, many journals and international conferences are explicitly oriented to KM research, and many others propose special issues or special tracks on KM. The increasing number of studies and publications raises the question of what direction KM research is taking. This paper aims to explore the current trends in KM research by providing an analysis of the literature. It is based on two sources of data: first, some existing reviews of the KM literature, with the goal to analyse if these studies converge towards consistent conclusions; second, the proceedings of a long‑running and popular international Conference on KM (the European Conference on Knowledge Management), where a quantitative analysis was carried out to understand the main streams in this field of study. The overall picture is that of a field of study with a flourishing literature and lively debate, but that it is still struggling to define its “identity”.

 

Keywords: literature review, research trends, scientific journals, scientific conferences

 

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Journal Issue

Volume 17 Issue 1 / Apr 2019  pp1‑99

Editor: Ettore Bolisani

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Keywords: Job satisfaction, knowledge sharing, organizational culture, company performance, Hofstede’s cultural dimensions, structural equation modeling, knowledge management, knowledge workers, Trust, Knowledge sharing, Social Capital, Networks, Tacit knowledge, Knowledge workers, knowledge, innovation, Baltic Countries, manufacturing sector, Co-design, Empathetic participatory design, repertory grid technique, prototyping, situation awareness, tacit knowledge, explicit knowledge, ICT development, knowledge transfer, post-acquisition integration, acquisition, mergers and acquisition (M&A), case study, knowledge transfer factors knowledge, big data, intangible assets, intelligence, social media, brand equity, literature review, research trends, scientific journals, scientific conferences

 

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