Latest Research Papers On Knowledge Management

Meet the New Editor of Journal of Knowledge Management, Manlio Del Giudice! 

Editorial objectives

The Journal of Knowledge Management is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the exchange of the latest academic research and practical information on all aspects of managing knowledge in organizations. The journal publishes original research and case studies by academic, business and government contributors on strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for Knowledge Management. The focus of this journal is on the identification of innovative Knowledge Management strategies and the application of theoretical concepts to real-world situations.


The Journal of Knowledge Management covers all the key issues in its field including:

  • Developing an appropriate culture and communication strategy
  • Integrating learning and knowledge infrastructure
  • Knowledge management and the learning organization
  • Information organization and retrieval technologies for improving the quality of knowledge
  • Linking knowledge management to performance initiatives
  • Retaining knowledge - human and intellectual capital
  • Using information technology to develop knowledge management
  • Knowledge management and innovation
  • Measuring the value of knowledge already within an organization
  • What lies beyond knowledge management?

Key benefits 

As a subscriber to the Journal of Knowledge Management, you will be able to:

  • Advance your understanding of knowledge management as an organizational core competency.
  • Learn how to put knowledge management to work to gain competitive advantages.
  • Explore implementation techniques via case studies.
  • Share knowledge through debate and information exchange.
  • Find out how to overcome the main barriers to knowledge management.
  • Benchmark your current knowledge management practices against best practice organizations.
  • Develop a research agenda to inform policy making and management decisions.
  • Assess new directions in knowledge management.

Key journal audiences

  • Academics and researchers in the field at universities and business schools
  • Chief executives
  • Managing directors
  • Chief knowledge officers
  • Information technology directors and managers
  • Strategic development and planning managers
  • Consultants
  • Quality managers and directors
  • Human resource managers and directors
  • Intellectual asset managers
  • Benchmarking managers
  • Libraries and information centres serving the needs of the above

The Journal of Knowledge Management is indexed and abstracted in:

ACPHIS (A); Cabell's Management Directory; CORE Rankings; Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS); Business Source Alumni Edition/ Business Source Complete/ Business Source Corporate Plus, Business Source Elite/Business Source Premier (EBSCO); dblp Computer Science Bibliography; CNRS 2017 (France), FNEGE 2016 Journals Ranking List (France); Fulltext Sources Online; Information Sciences Abstracts; INSPEC; OCLC's Electronic Collections Online; PsycINFO; ReadCube Discover; Scopus; Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)

This Journal is Ranked in:

ANVUR Class A (Italy), AIDEA Class A (Italy), ABDC 2016 (Australia), DEN 2017 (Denmark), CNRS 2017 (France), FNEGE 2016 (France); HCERES 2017 (France), The Publication Forum (Finland), Thomson Reuters (ISI), Scopus, VHB-JOURQUAL 3 (Germany), UQ 2011 (Australia)

Journal of Knowledge Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Information & Knowledge Management eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Information & Knowledge Management eJournals Collection page.

This journal is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. More on Emerald's approach is available in our Publication Ethics guidelines.

* 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Knowledge management is a term that has worked its way into the mainstream of both academic and business arenas since it was first coined in the 1980s. Interest has increased rapidly during the last decade and shows no signs of abating. The current state of the knowledge management field is that it encompasses four overlapping areas:

  • Managing knowledge (creating/acquiring, sharing, retaining, storing, using, updating, retiring)
  • Organisational learning
  • Intellectual capital
  • Knowledge economics

Within (and across) these, knowledge management has to address issues relating to technology, people, culture and systems.

Perhaps as a consequence of this diversity, the knowledge management literature is at present fragmented. Many of the most influential articles on knowledge management appear in journals in fields as diverse as information systems, general management, strategy, organisational sociology or human resources. The literature also often, somewhat misleadingly, presents the subject as split. Current examples of these "splits", which should rather be debates, include those between the "codification" and "collaboration" schools of thought, and between "Western" (meaning North American) and "Eastern" (meaning Japanese) approaches. The intention for this journal is not only to accommodate these and other perspectives, but also to seek common ground between them.

Overall aims and content

To provide an outlet for high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of managing knowledge. This will include not just those focused on the organisational level, but all levels from that of the individual to that of the nation or profession. This will include both theoretical and practical aspects, and especially the relationship between the two. There will be a particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary approaches, and on the mixing of "hard" (e.g. technological) and "soft" (e.g. cultural or motivational) issues. Rigorous contributions from both academics and practitioners are welcomed.

Articles may be empirical research papers, theoretical papers, conceptual papers, case studies or surveys.

KMRP will fill the need for a journal specifically concentrating on knowledge management that maintains the highest standards of rigour, and publishes articles that reflect greater multidisciplinary work and/or conceptual integration than those currently published in existing outlets.

A cross-disciplinary focus will also enable articles in the journal to address other important tensions in the field of knowledge management, such as those between:

  • Strategy and operations
  • People and technology
  • Short-term and long-term needs
  • The organisation and the individual


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