43) General Track

43a) Subtrack organised in conjunction with the Innovation SIG More than Meets and Greets: Exploring the Temporary and Spatial Dimension of Organised Events as Sites of Knowledge Exchange, Learning and Innovation.

44) Dynamic Capabilities: Theoretical Approaches and Practical Applications

45) Governance of Organisational Competences in International Business - Joint track with International Management

46) The Best Things in Life are Cheap and Simple: How Organisations are Managing their Knowledge



The purpose of SIG is to promote the creation and diffusion of knowledge in relation to knowledge and learning in organizations. The ambition is to develop a European-based research community that can inform disciplines like strategy, entrepreneurship, organization theory, innovation and organizational behavior, but is also open to inputs from other disciplines (including history, psychology, sociology, science and technology studies etc.).

It therefore aims to stimulate discussion about a variety of topics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
 Continuing established debates (e.g. knowledge systems, creativity, absorptive capacity);
 Exploring emerging and new areas (e.g. replication, socio-materiality, artefacts);
 Examining the subject from a particular theoretical perspective (e.g. process and practice-based theory);
 The use of a variety of methodological approaches (e.g. ethnography, statistical analysis, case studies);
 Studies with a particular sectoral focus (e.g. manufacturing, healthcare, professional service firms, creative industries etc.).



- Prof. Allan Macpherson, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, (

Chair Elect

- Prof. Dr. Stephan Kaiser, Universität der Bundeswehr München, ( / Tel. +49 (0)89 6004-4405)

SIG Programme Chairs

- Prof. Juani Swart, PhD; University of Bath, ( / Tel. +44 (0) 1225 383108)
- Dr. Gordon Müller-Seitz, Freie Universität Berlin, ( / +49 (0)30 838 56 359)

SIG Programme Chair Elect

- Dr. Neil Turner, Cranfield University, ( / Tel. +44 (0)1234 751122)


The SIG will undertake the following activities:
• Assign awards program related to knowledge and learning.
• We organize social activities for members of the SIG in the run-up to the event.
• A special issue is organized in collaboration with the Innovation SIG concerning the sub-track “More than Meets and Greets: Exploring the Temporary and Spatial Dimension of Organized Events as Sites of Knowledge Exchange, Learning, and Innovation”.
• Promote research collaboration among members.
• Facilitate networking among members.


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