Malgorzata Zieba, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland


Knowledge management (KM) has become an evolving discipline since the early 1990s, when organizations started perceiving knowledge as a valuable resource. For more than the last three decades organizations of various types have been undertaking efforts to apply knowledge management in order to benefit from competitive advantage. Researchers and practitioners from diversified industries and with different backgrounds have tried to answer the question how to successfully manage knowledge, knowledge work and knowledge workers, still leaving much space for research avenues.

This Special Issue of JEMI aims to explore the complexity of knowledge management by presenting both theoretical and practical papers linking the up-to-date research with future challenges.

We cordially invite authors to present original papers that deal with any of the following aspects:

  • KM tools and its applications in real-life context
  • KM strategies and their diversification
  • KM practices and factors determining their application
  • KM challenges in companies of various sizes and types
  • KM and organizational learning
  • KM in the process of organizational change
  • KM and organizational culture
  • KM and knowledge-intensive organizations
  • KM and innovation process

Contributors are welcome to propose other topics that meet the objectives of this issue. In line with the objectives of this special issue, contributions are invited from both researchers and practitioners. Submissions will undergo a double-blind review in accordance with JEMI’s normal review processes.

Submission Guidelines

Submission deadline: April 30, 2017
Papers reviewed: May 31, 2017
Revised papers reviewed and accepted: August 30, 2017
Final versions of accepted papers delivered: October 15, 2017
Papers published: December 2017

Papers should be submitted to JEMI, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the guest editor at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions must be in English, should normally be no more than 10-20 pages (5000-8000 words) in length, and follow the submission requirements posted on the JEMI website at

About the Guest Editor

Malgorzata Zieba, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Management at Gdansk University of Technology. Her research areas concern knowledge management (especially in small and medium sized companies), knowledge-based economy and innovation management. She has a record of publications in several journals, e.g. Journal of Knowledge Management or International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital. She has also presented her research results at conferences devoted to KM, such as European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD) and European Conference on Intellectual Capital (ECIC). She is also a member of International Association of Knowledge Management (IAKM –