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SKM & ICCBM 2011

Thank you for your contributions and making the conference a success.

Call for Papers

We are looking forward to receiving your papers for Research in Competence-Based Management, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, Journal of Competence-based Strategic Management.

 

Competence-based Strategic Management
Strategisches Kompetenz-Management (SKM)

 

7th SKM Symposium jointly with
9th International Conference on Competence-based Management

 

28-30 September 2011

Johannes Kepler University Linz / Austria

 

SKM-Symposia as well as the International Conference on Competence-based Management provide platforms for intensive discussion and exchange of research ideas, and work in the field of Strategic Competence-based Strategic Management. In September 2011, the Institute of Human Resource and Change Management at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz/Austria will host the 7th SKM-Symposium jointly with the 9th International Conference on Competence-based Strategic Management.

Firms must constantly rise to the challenge of learning strategically, if they are to gain and sustain competitive advantage. According to the premises of the resource-based view (RBV), organizations have to preserve their existing capabilities, but they also have to constantly advance their competence base in order to meet demands of a dynamically evolving environment. Thus, firms have to create learning contexts, learn from others and they must know when to prevent learning where exact replication is necessary. Therefore, they have to resolve tensions between the antagonistic development modes of exploration and exploitation (ambidexterity) to evolve and to adapt to changing environments and transfer successful business models in new contexts. Organizational design, human resource management systems and change management set the course for learning, in accordance with strategic aims. Hence, research on strategic learning links learning, knowledge creation, transfer, and replication with strategic objectives with the aim to generate and sustain competitive advantages on a competence-based perspective.

Therefore, the symposium aims to address questions primarily, but not exclusively, on the following topics:

  • Strategic learning: how to link learning, knowledge creation, transfer, and replication on individual, group, and organizational level with strategic objectives
  • Organizational ambidexterity: how to balance competing learning modes of exploration and exploitation
  • Dynamic capabilities: the firm′s ability to match or even create (market) change

We are pleased to announce several renowned keynote speakers for 7th SKM Symposium jointly with 9th International Conference on Competence-based Management.