Asking hard questions is a key knowledge work competency
(1) How is organizational knowledge and its management to be conceptualized and researched?
(2) How is organizational knowledge produced, used, renewed, stored, retrieved, transmitted, and shared? How is it measured?
(3) What types of organizational knowledge are related to different types of innovation procedures and business systems?
(4) What information technology applications and systems support effective knowledge management in organizations?
(5) What organization designs facilitate the creation, development and effective deployment of organizational knowledge and why?
(6) What are the mechanisms that enable (or disable) organizational learning, how, why, and with what consequences?
(7) How do organizational learning and knowledge management contribute to organizational innovation and change?
(8) How do organizations remember what they know, and how is organizational memory strengthened (or weakened), updated, and used in particular contexts and through particular procedures and systems?
(9) How does social capital in organizations preserve knowledge, in what form, and for what use?
(10) What are the best strategies for managing organizational knowledge?
(11) How does knowledge management relate to business strategy and organizational performance?
(12) What evidence is there that firms’ competitive advantage stems from difficult-to-replicate knowledge assets?
(13) What processes do organizations use to synthesize and acquire knowledge resources, generate new applications from those resources, and develop dynamic capabilities and value-creating strategies?
(14) How to effectively manage knowledge across organizational borders?
(15) What are the relevant links between learning and innovation in organizations? How are they best managed?
(16) Is there a significant connection between knowledge and power and politics in organizations? What are its implications for organizational effectiveness?
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Conference CFPs are often a great source for hard questions