International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM)
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International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM)

Editor-in-Chief: Murray E. Jennex (San Diego State University, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), PsycINFO®, INSPEC and 20 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2005
ISSN: 1548-0666|EISSN: 1548-0658|DOI: 10.4018/IJKM


The International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM) covers all aspects of knowledge regulation and order including organizational issues, technology support, and knowledge representation. IJKM provides a forum for global aspects of this significant field of study differing cultural perspectives on its use of knowledge and knowledge management. This journal also focuses on the technical issues associated with the creation and implementation of knowledge management systems.

Topics Covered

  • Basic theories associated with knowledge creation, knowledge management, and organizational memory
  • Case studies of knowledge management and organizational memory systems
  • Cognitive theories of knowledge management and organizational memory
  • Design of information and communication systems that facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing
  • Enablers and inhibitors of knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer behaviors
  • Global issues in knowledge management and organizational memory
  • Issues related to the capture, storage, search, retrieval, and use of knowledge and organizational memory
  • Knowledge acquisition and transfer processes
  • Knowledge management in small and medium enterprises
  • Knowledge management strategy
  • Knowledge management training issues
  • Knowledge reuse in organizations
  • Knowledge transfer and sharing behaviors within emergent organizational forms such as virtual communities
  • Methodologies and processes for developing knowledge management systems
  • Metrics and effectiveness of knowledge management and organizational memory systems
  • Organizational and economic incentive structures for knowledge sharing and use
  • Organizational culture impacts on knowledge management
  • Organizational Learning
  • Use of semantic networks, topic maps, the Internet, digital documents, XML, taxonomies, ontologies, and other technologies to implement knowledge management systems

Mission and Scope

The primary objective of the International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM) is to provide a comprehensive cross discipline forum for advancing the understanding of the organizational, technical, human, and cognitive issues associated with the creation, capture, transfer and use of knowledge in organizations. The secondary objective of this Journal is to share knowledge among researchers and practitioners with respect to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of effective knowledge management systems. The journal publishes high quality empirical and theoretical research covering all aspects of knowledge management. In addition to full-length research manuscripts, the journal publishes insightful research and practice notes as well as case studies from all areas of knowledge management.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 16: 4 Issues (2020): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 15: 4 Issues (2019): 2 Released, 2 Forthcoming
Volume 14: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 13: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 12: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2007)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2006)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2005)
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Reviews and Testimonials

Current IS journals address KM and KM-related issues but few, if any, academic journal are devoted to the pursuit of knowledge research. The International Journal of Knowledge Management will provide a forum for both academics and practitioners to share their research in all areas associated with knowledge management. In doing so, the journal fills a void and provides a high quality outlet in which to publish KM-related scholarly work.

– David Croasdell, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Knowledge management is an emerging academic field that requires high quality journals as a venue to share our research, sustain the standing of the discipline within academic institutions and provide practitioners with a valuable source of ideas about groundbreaking work in the area. The International Journal of Knowledge Management is able to address all these roles to a high level because of the calibre of the editor and standing of the editorial board members in the Knowledge mangement community.

– Henry Linger, Monash University, Australia


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Murray E. Jennex is a Professor of Management Information Systems at San Diego State University, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Knowledge Management, co-editor-in-chief of IGI Global book series, co-editor-in chief of the International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, and President of the Foundation for Knowledge Management (LLC). Dr. Jennex specializes in knowledge management, crisis response, system analysis and design, IS security, e-commerce, and organizational effectiveness. Dr. Jennex serves as the Knowledge, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Systems Track co-chair at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. He is the author of over 150 journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on knowledge management, crisis response, end user computing, international information systems, organizational memory systems, ecommerce, cyber security, and software outsourcing. Dr. Jennex is a former US Navy Nuclear Power Propulsion officer and holds a B.A. in chemistry and physics from William Jewell College, an M.B.A. and an M.S. in software engineering from National University, an M.S. in telecommunications management and a Ph.D. in information systems from the Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Jennex is also a registered professional mechanical engineer in the state of California and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Jose Albors-Garrigos, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Alexander Flor, University of the Philippines, Philippines ORCID
Shantanu Ganguly, Tata Energy Research Institute, India
Rahmat Hashim, Taylor's University, Malaysia ORCID
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Mounir Kehal, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates ORCID
Beetseh Kwaghga, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria
Seyed Hamed Moosavirad, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Mariia Rubtcova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Parag Sanghani, Skyline University College, India
Dilip Sharma, GLA University, India
Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, United States
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China and Wuyi Univers, Taiwan ORCID
Vasanthi Williams, Vidya Vikas Educational Trust, India
Associate Editors
Frada Burstein, Monash University, Australia
Elayne Coakes, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
James Courtney, University of Central Florida, United States
David Croasdell, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Robert Galliers, Bentley College, United States
Clyde Holsapple, University of Kentucky, United States
Karlheinz Kautz, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Uday Kulkarni, Arizona State University, United States
Dorothy Leidner, Baylor University, United States
Ronald Mairer, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck, Austria
Anne Massey, Indiana University, United States
Lorne Olfman, Claremont Graduate University, United States
Fons Wijnhoven, University of Twente, Netherlands
Eleanor Wynn, Intel, United States
Editorial Review Board
Theophilus Addo, San Diego State University, United States
Matteo Arru, Corvinus University Budapest ORCID
Vernon Bachor, Winona State University, United States
Ravi Bommisetti, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, India
Artur Caetano, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Nuno Carvalho, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Simon Cleveland, Georgetown University, United States ORCID
Lynne Cooper, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (retired), United States
Abdelkader Derbali, Higher Institute of Management of Sousse, Sousse University, Tunisia
Dhananjay Deshpande, Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune, INDIA, India ORCID
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Rayees Farooq, Lovely Professional University, India ORCID
SARA FAZZIN, NCIUL (Niccolò Cusano Italian University London), United Kingdom
Ron Freeze, University of Arkansas, United States
Leyla Gamidullaeva, Penza State University, PSU, Russian Federation ORCID
mehdi gheisari, Guangzhou university, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Marianne Gloet, University of Melbourne, Australia
Manish Gupta, ​IBS Hyderabad, a Constituent of IFHE, Deemed to be University, India ORCID
Julee Hafner, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, United States
Saeed Hasanzadeh, Allame Taba Tabaee University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Robert Judge, San Diego State University, United States ORCID
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt ORCID
Abbas Khakpour, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Valentina Lazzarotti, Carlo Cattaneo University – LIUC, Italy
Henry Linger, Monash University, Australia
Grzegorz Majewski, University of the West of Scotland, Poland
Tanvi Mankodi, Indian Institute of Management, India
Antonio Martins, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Deepak MD, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India ORCID
Thomas Menkhoff, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Seyed Mehrdadad Miraftab Zadeh, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Pooja Misra, Birla Institute of Management Technology, India
Mark Nissen, US Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Daniyal Paracha, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan
L. G. Pee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ana Pego, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
TUAN PHAM, Vietnam National University Hanoi ORCID
Murali Raman, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Malaika Reynolds, York University
Vincent Ribiere, Graduate School Bangkok University, Thailand
Narcyz Roztocki, State University of New York at New Paltz, United States
Danny Samson, University of Melbourne, Australia
David Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Vincent Scovetta, Long Island University, United States
Brenda Slusser, Colorado Christian University, United States
Stefan Smolnik, University of Hagen, Germany
Shrihari Sohani, Indian Institute of Management Indore, India
Dick Stenmark, IT University of Göteborg, Sweden
Yu Sun, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mass Tapfuma, National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Khaled Wabba, Cairo University, Egypt
Suzanne Zyngier, La Trobe University, Australia


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

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Dr. Murray Jennex
San Diego State University, USA

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