Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2018), University of Padua, Italy, 6-7 September 2018. Volume Two
These proceedings represent the work of researchers participating in the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) which is being hosted this year by University of Padua, Italy on 6-7 September 2018. ECKM is a recognised event on the international research conferences calendar and provides a valuable platform for individuals to present their research findings, display their work in progress and discuss conceptual and empirical advances in the area of Knowledge Management. It provides an important opportunity for researchers and practitioners to come together to share their experiences of researching in this varied and expanding field.
Natural capital is one of the key components of regional development. In view of the increasing competition for human capital the environmental problems of megacities have taken on even greater significance. Highly qualified personnel impose high demands for the quality of the environment. Regional authorities face a set of challenges related to the reduction of technogenic and anthropogenic loads on the environment. The established practice for territorial administration is based on the program- and goal-oriented approach and does not correlate with the complex tasks being solved frequently. Modern tools including the system of balanced scorecard and various intellectual capital navigators are currently being tested, which raises strong objections from regional authorities. To solve the problems of environmental development effectively, we should reach a balance between the interests of policymakers, population and business. Current contradictions require developing a special mechanism for finding common ground. The choice of management methods and development of management decisions should be based on the principles of systematic approach and feedback. The organization of knowledge and information flows as well as ensuring efficient knowledge exchange are of great importance for delivering an adequate regional policy. As part of the study, the authors have substantiated the possibility of applying knowledge management methods and tools for regional environmental development management and have undertaken the research of key regional stakeholders’ response to the management activities aimed at improving the environmental situation as well as the impact both prior to and after applying knowledge management tools
The development of a knowledge-intense economy postulated the necessity to change the existing approach to manage intangibles. Though intellectual capital measurement and reporting is typically associated with private and listed companies, educational institutions also need to handle contemporary challenges as they mainly use and produce intangible resources. Schools, universities and research centers encounter increasing demand for transparency in reporting for stakeholders. The research field of IC in education is gaining popularity. But the majority of articles cover universities and other higher education institutions. There is a scarcity of IC measurement and reporting projects at secondary and primary education level. The country-specific IC context is also of potential interest for the researchers, managers, and policy makers in education. This paper represents the research project at the proposal stage. Our research goal is to investigate the current status quo of IC application in school education in St. Petersburg, Russia. First, we complete the content analysis of strategic documents to check if there is an established language for IC measurement, reporting and management in schools. Next, we use semi-structured interviews and questionnaires to analyze the importance of and country-specific and context-specific IC measurements, applications and adaptations from the stakeholders’ point of view. The research plan and the preliminary results of the content analysis are presented below.
Nowadays, scholars and researchers emphasize the role of Knowledge Management and Intellectual capital in a modern society and their influence in an economy. Intellectual capital creates new ideas how to use the restricted resources in the best way to gain the competitive advantages and be profitable. Knowledge management helps to establish an environment of creation, development, transfer and share intellectual capital. At the same time, some companies and enterprises do not use the latest theoretical and practical achievements in the fields of knowledge management and intellectual capital. Purpose - to study the objective reasons of knowledge management failure in companies in general analyzing case studies of failure and present a framework in which the failure factors are linked to the different stages in the cycle of KM implementation (provided by P. Akhavan and A. Pezeshkan).