The primary interest of this intellectual community is knowledge-based social and economic change. Driven by globalization and advances in information and communications technologies, this change has been characterized in terms of emerging information/knowledge societies and a global knowledge-based economy.
The conference, family of journals, book series and online community offer a comprehensive overview of current thinking in the area broadly described as knowledge management. The perspectives of this community of researchers, teachers and practitioners range from big picture analyses in keynote addresses by internationally recognized experts in the field of management, to detailed case studies of management practice.
The Management Conference is held annually in different locations round the world. The conference was held at University Center, Chicago, USA in 2012; Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain in 2011; HEC Montréal, Montréal, Canada in 2010; Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2009; Cambridge University, United Kingdom in 2008; Singapore Management University, Singapore in 2007; Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy in 2006; University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece in 2005; the Maritime Campus of the University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom in 2004; and with Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia in 2003. The first two conferences were organized by the Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, University of Technology, Sydney in 1993 and 1995.
This knowledge community now supports four themed journals each covering issues of Management Education, Change Management, Knowledge and Organizational Cultures, as well as a highlights journal republishing articles of general interest from each of these journals. A remarkable body of cutting edge knowledge has been built around this knowledge community, amounting today to some 1500 articles.