Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management Tools in Higher Education


Dr. Suzanne Zyngier
Zyngier Consulting

Editorial Advisory Board:
Dr Debbie (Mei-Tai) Chu
Dr Cánh Tạ Văn
Dr Tharanga Goonesekera
Dr Jean Marie Ip Soo Ching
Prof Murray Jennex
Dr Mohammad Monoar Hossain
Prof Dr Jatinderkumar R. Saini

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 14, 2020
Full Chapters Due: July 13, 2020
Submission Date: November 5, 2020


Institutions of Higher Education are knowledge centers for society. They pursue key initiatives for developing generations of scholars and practitioners. The teaching-learning act itself is a process of knowledge sharing with and between students. Knowledge Management (KM) principles, strategies, models, tools, and techniques have been proven in government, business and industry. More recently KM has emerged as an essential enabler for the successful pursuit of scholarly activities in higher education. This handbook of research focuses on the investigation of the adoption of KM principles, strategies, models, tools, and techniques in all aspects of higher education.
The purpose of this book is to present an opportunity for both academic and practitioner-scholars to present original, unpublished research articles related to knowledge management in Higher Education. An academic institution has multiple stakeholders -- faculty, students, management, staff, regulatory authorities, industry partners and the community in which it exists. There are two thrusts of focus at these institutions. The first that come to mind are research, teaching, learning, and service. These are the result of multiple, interconnected processes that involve these stakeholders, such as those related to scholarly research and teaching. The second less visible aspects are those supporting administration: student enrollment, retention, graduation, and placement, institution and program administration and governance, fundraising, grants processing, facilities management, alumni relationship management, and international relationships to name a few.
Knowledge management has significant contributions to make in capturing, storing, processing, and disseminating knowledge between and across these stakeholder entities and their processes to better support these inter-related processes and activities. Given the impetus provided by the United Nations - Global Knowledge Economy Policy, institutions worldwide are actively pursuing the use of Knowledge Management in all facets of social and economic development. The importance of KM research and application in academia is a critical element of this multifaceted endeavor.


This handbook positions itself as a compendium of cutting-edge research on the use of Knowledge Management in Higher Education. It will provide a comprehensive forum for publishing original, theoretical and application-oriented research within the Higher Education application domain. Its target audience includes KM researchers and practitioners and, the range of different stakeholders at academic institutions of higher learning.
We welcome both qualitative and quantitative submissions. We hope that this compendium will prove to be a useful and thought-provoking reference for students, researchers, and practitioners of KM, particularly for those with interest in Higher Education.
The audience of this book will include researchers and practitioners working in the fields of Higher Education and Knowledge Management. The book will be a handbook for academics, analysts, developer, students, technologists, education consultants, and enthusiastic readers seeking to learn, improve and expand their theoretical and applied knowledge of KM tools and techniques, models, processes, systems in Higher Education.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

Recommended Topics

1. Knowledge Management in Higher Education:
• Current Research Trends in Higher Education
• Current initiatives and future opportunities

2. Knowledge Management Strategies for Higher Education:
• People
• Processes
• Technologies
• Culture
• Content

3. Applications of KM in Higher Education:
• Academic Research
• Teaching in Higher Education
• Management – Institution, Programs, Students, Employees, Facilities, etc.
• Examination Department
• Plagiarism and contract cheating
• E-learning, Virtual learning

4. Knowledge Management Tools, Techniques and Methods in ICT perspectives:
• Knowledge Management Models
• Knowledge Exchange Networks
• Knowledge Management System
• Social Media
• Semantic Web, Ontologies, Linked Data
• Cloud Computing and Big Data

5. Challenges and Issues related to KM implementation in Academia:
• PEST & SWOT analysis
• Scholarly Publishing - Intellectual Property and Copyright
• Search & Discovery of Content
• Knowledge Transformation & Knowledge Base
• Change Management
• Role of Employees
• Support from/for Stakeholders
• Outreach Programs
• Solutions to KM Higher Education challenges
• Knowledge sharing and/or transfer with research partners
• Industry collaboration

6. Case Studies of KM implementations in Higher Education

7. Best Practices for KM Adoption in Higher Education

8. Other Relevant

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 14, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 28, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 13, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management Tools in Higher Education. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global publishes reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to: education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

March 15, 2020: 1st Proposal Submission Deadline
April 14, 2020: 2nd Proposal Submission Deadline
April 28, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
July 13, 2020: Full Chapter Submission
September 10, 2020: Review Results Returned
October 8, 2020: Revised Chapters Due Back From Authors
October 22, 2020: Final Acceptance Notification
November 5, 2020: Final Chapter Submission


Dr.Suzanne Zyngier, Independent Academic and Consultant

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