Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm <p><strong>The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (EJKM)</strong><strong> </strong>publishes research on topics relevant to the study and implementation of knowledge management, intellectual capital, intangible resources and related fields of study.<br /><br />The journal contributes to the development of theory, practice and policy in the field of knowledge management, intellectual capital and intangible resources. The journal accepts academically robust papers, topical articles, essays, book reviews and case studies that contribute to developing knowledge management, intellectual capital and intangible resources research and practice. All papers are double blind reviewed. This journal is indexed by <strong>Scopus</strong>.</p> en-US <p><strong>Open Access Publishing</strong></p> <p>The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Maangement operates an Open Access Policy. This means that users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the <em>full texts</em> of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, is that authors control the integrity of their work, which should be properly acknowledged and cited.</p> <p> </p> Karen.Harris@academic-publishing.org (Karen Harris) sue@academic-conferences.org (Sue Nugus) Mon, 15 Jan 2024 13:05:46 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Knowledge Repositories for Managing Knowledge in Learning Organizations https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3018 <p>Learning organizations create a phenomenal amount of scholarly knowledge as part of their academic discourse and research activities. This scholarly knowledge must be preserved and made accessible to other members. The absence of tools and strategies to facilitate the storage and accessibility of knowledge and information resources poses lots of challenges for the growth of learning organizations, particularly, learning organizations in Ghana. This study, therefore, sought to assess the deployment of knowledge repositories in learning organizations toward effective knowledge creation, use, sharing, retention, and retrieval. The study employed the triangulation design and online survey research. The triangulation helped in the collection of quantitative data followed by qualitative instruments (interviews) to find answers to pertinent questions and issues that were insufficiently addressed in the questionnaire responses. Nine (9) learning organizations in Ghana participated in this study. The study established that knowledge repositories and technology played critical roles in managing knowledge in learning organizations. However, the knowledge repositories were not user-friendly and fully utilized or accessible for knowledge management practices at the learning organizations. Also, the absence of fully integrated ICT Tools and Infrastructure inhibited the effective promotion of knowledge management initiatives at the learning organizations. The study concludes by developing a knowledge repository architecture for knowledge management in learning organizations.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> De-Graft Johnson Dei, Philip Kweku Kankam, Linda Anane-Donkor, Constance Phyllis Puttick, Theresa Peasah Copyright (c) 2024 De-Graft Johnson Dei, Philip Kweku Kankam, Linda Anane-Donkor, Constance Phyllis Puttick, Theresa Peasah https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3018 Mon, 15 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Human Capital Dimensions Influencing Knowledge Hiding in the Public Sector: Evidence from Italy https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3176 <p>The aim of the current study is to investigate the influence of human capital dimensions on knowledge hiding behaviour of public sector employees. A simple random sampling technique was used, and data were collected through a survey from 336 individuals working in different companies within the Italian public sector. The results show that, in most cases, the influence of human capital dimensions on knowledge hiding behaviour was significant. Furthermore, these findings contribute to identifying and highlighting how gender also plays a significant role in the way people hide their knowledge. The work is novel in the context of investigating the factors that may influence knowledge hiding behaviour in the public sector and seeks to contribute to the development of knowledge risks strand and, more generally, to the research on knowledge management in public sector organisations. It also encourages managers to consider the potentially harmful effects of this practice.</p> Michele Borgia, Subhankar Das, Francesca Di virgilio, Maura La Torre Copyright (c) 2024 Michele Borgia, Subhankar Das, Francesca Di virgilio, Maura La Torre https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3176 Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Critical Aspects of a Higher Education Reform for Continuous Lifelong Learning Opportunities in a Digital Era https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3258 <p>In the knowledge society today, there is a strong need for providing continuous lifelong learning opportunities. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic has acted as a catalyst for technology enhanced learning, involving new challenges for higher education. The main focus for this study has been the ongoing reform of higher education for providing lifelong learning opportunities. This study is the second phase of a Delphi study on higher education reform. Data were gathered by email interviews with an expert panel, where all respondents have genuine knowledge in the field of technology enhanced lifelong learning. The interview answers were analysed according to the Grounded Theory concepts of open coding and axial coding. The central main category for the axial coding was ‘Higher education reform for the provision of lifelong learning opportunities. This category was later found to be dependent on ‘Infrastructure’, ‘Multimodal delivery’, ‘Pedagogical change’, ‘Financial aspects’, and ‘Quality and organisation’, ‘Digital literacy’, ‘Accessibility’, and ‘Equity, diversity and inclusion’.</p> Peter Mozelius, Martha Cleveland-Innes, Marcia Hakansson Lindqvist, Jimmy Jaldemark Copyright (c) 2024 Peter Mozelius, Martha Cleveland-Innes, Marcia Hakansson Lindqvist, Jimmy Jaldemark https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3258 Fri, 15 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A Systematic Literature Review on University Collaboration in Open Innovation: Trends, Technologies, and Frameworks https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3407 <p>Open innovation is a concept of collaboration of ideas, knowledge, and resources that originates from within the organization and involves external organizations. University-industry collaboration is a factor driving innovation and competitiveness. Most research on interactions between universities and industry concentrated on the industrial side meanwhile, universities, as knowledge producers, play a vital role in creating an open innovation ecosystem that encourages realizing innovations that benefit society. Therefore, the problem raised in this research is how university collaboration can support open innovation. This research aims to identify research trends, the latest technologies, and inter-university collaboration frameworks that can support open innovation. The methodology used is Kitchenham's Systematic Literature Review (SLR) and bibliometric. SLR consists of Identification Study, Selection Studies, Quality Assessment, Data Extraction and Study Synthesis. From the SLR stages, 21 papers published between 2019 and 2023 were obtained. Synthesis and additional literature review were carried out to identify trends, technologies, and frameworks related to the topic comprehensively. In terms of trend, based on the application bibliometric, it was found that there was an increase in the number of publications and the top list of open innovation journals. University collaboration in open innovation more frequently takes place in the UK, and the industries mostly involved are small-medium enterprises. Quantitative research methodology and data analyses, comprising of hypothesis test, regression test, and descriptive statistics, are mostly preferred. Meanwhile, descriptive data analysis is the most common means of qualitative data analysis. Numerous suggestions on topics for future research were also identified. In addition, data analysis using machine learning survival data is identified as a novelty among data analysis methods. Technology transfer and the use of digital platforms may support open innovation processes, and the use of blockchain technology may promote digital platforms development. Seven domains form the framework for university collaboration in open innovation, namely Social Behavior, People, Process, Organization, Environment, Technology, and Performance. The findings of trends, technologies, and frameworks in this research may serve as a foundation for research on similar topics, and the identified framework domains could serve as framework components that might be used by universities to collaborate with partners in implementing open innovation processes. The research have contributes to knowledge management theoretically and practically. Theoretically, open innovation can expand the knowledge base by supporting the concept that knowledge and expertise can be found outside organizational boundaries. Practically, it can enrich knowledge management practices by emphasizing the importance of utilizing digital platform technology in supporting knowledge management sourced from external knowledge and collaboration services in the open innovation process.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Novi Sofia Fitriasari, Dana Indra Sensuse, Deden Sumirat Hidayat, Erisva Hakiki Purwaningsih Copyright (c) 2024 Novi Sofia Fitriasari, Dana Indra Sensuse, Deden Sumirat Hidayat, Erisva Hakiki Purwaningsih https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3407 Fri, 05 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000 EJKM Editorial: 2024 State of the Journal https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3475 <p>n/a</p> Scott Erickson, Helen Rothberg Copyright (c) 2024 Scott Erickson, Helen Rothberg https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://academic-publishing.org/index.php/ejkm/article/view/3475 Mon, 08 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0000