Knowledge Management & Social Entrepreneurship
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 6831
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The nature of development has changed radically with the increasing knowledge intensity of the contemporary economy. Competitiveness and innovation are highly dependent on processes of intense knowledge dynamism (Fachinelli et al., 2014) aiming to transform and reconfigure knowledge assets, competencies, and resources in an innovative way and to fully exploit the potential for growth.
A strategic way to foster and support innovation and development is to access, explore, and exploit knowledge via collaboration with external partners as well as within domestic and across international contexts (Welter et al. 2019).
Knowledge exploration and exploitation have become the most critical factors to serve as conduits for innovation and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the proliferation of digital technologies has drastically changed the setting of knowledge exploration and exploitation (Li et al. 2016).
While numerous studies have focused on providing evidence of the role of knowledge management in entrepreneurship, little research has been conducted in relation to KM practices and social entrepreneurship.
Social entrepreneurship is attracting the attention of researchers, giving its social importance and outcomes (Mahto, Belousova and Ahluwalia, 2020; Rey-Martí et al., 2016) as a way to provide answers and solutions to social issues.
Social entrepreneurship consists of “creating social value creation through activities enhancing societal well-being and generating economic value for sustainability” (Dwevidi and Weerawardena, 2018).
Indeed, social entrepreneurship exploits knowledge and technological solutions to transform society by addressing or solving societal or environmental issues. Therefore, it is important to encourage researchers to investigate and explore issues at the intersection of KM and social entrepreneurship. Considering these trends, the aim of this Special Issue is to invite academics to submit novel articles that include conceptual, empirical, analytical, or design-oriented approaches related, but not limited to the following research questions:
- What is the role of technology for social entrepreneurship and KM?
- What are some new emerging business models that sustain the intersection between KM and social entrepreneurship?
- What is the interlink between knowledge management and entrepreneurship in the digital age?
- What are the most relevant KM processes that support social entrepreneurship?
- Which are the main factors impacting the optimal exploitation of knowledge for social entrepreneurship?
- How can social entrepreneurship contribute to the post COVID-19 recovery of society?
Prof. Dr. Valentina Ndou
Dr. Gioconda Mele
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- Knowledge Management
- Tics and Knowledge Management
- Knowledge assets, competencies and resources
- Knowledge exploration and exploitation
- Collaboration with external partners
- Relation to Knowledge Management practices and Social Entrepreneurship
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Importance of Social Entrepreneurship
- Outcomes of Social Entrepreneurship
- Tics and Social Entrepreneurship
- Intersection of Knowledge Management and Social Entrepreneurship.
- Role of technology for Social entrepreneurship and Knowledge Management
- Most relevant Knowledge Management processes that support Social Entrepreneurship
- Contribution of Social entrepreneurship to the recovery of society in Covid-19 Era
- Value creation
- Cross-cultural research