The Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations knowledge community examines the nature of the organization in all its forms and manifestations: businesses, from micro-enterprises to multinational corporations; institutions of formal learning, from pre-schools to universities; public sector agencies; and non-government and community sector organizations. Its concern also extends beyond the boundaries of organizations to consider the dynamics of supply chains, organizational alliances, networks, communities of practice and capacity building. Across all of these contexts, a pragmatic focus persists—to examine the ‘organization’ and ‘management’ of groups of people collaborating to productive ends, and to analyse what makes for success and sustainability.
The focus of the journals in the Organization Collection is on those intangible drivers which determine not only the livability of organizations for insiders, and their credibility and attraction to outsiders; but also their tangible results in the form of efficiency, effectiveness and productivity. The intangibles of knowledge, culture and change management do not appear on balance sheets, but ultimately do have an enormous impact on ‘bottom lines’. The journals in this collection attempt to address dynamics of knowledge, culture and change as they manifest themselves in organizations. The perspectives range from big picture analyses to detailed case studies which speak to the tangible value of organizational intangibles. They traverse a broad terrain, from theory and analysis to practical strategies.
This collection of journals is relevant for academics in the fields of management, social sciences and education/training, research students, knowledge managers, trainers, industry consultants and knowledge management and change practitioners – anyone with an interest in, and concern for, cultural change in organizations.
All the journals in the Organization Collection are peer-reviewed, supported by rigorous processes of criterion-referenced article ranking and qualitative commentary, ensuring that only intellectual work of the greatest substance and highest significance is published.
The Organization Collection consists of:
The annual review publishes once per volume; the thematically focused journals publish quarterly. It consists only of articles considered to be of wide interest across the field selected by our editorial team in consultation with the Advisory Board. We do not accept direct submissions to the annual review. Candidates for inclusion in the survey journal will include top-ranked articles, works by invited contributors, papers offered by plenary speakers at the conference, and articles selected from thematic journal submissions for their wide applicability and interest across the field.
Authors can request which of the thematic journals they would prefer for the publication of their article. Alternatively, when the author does not opt to make a selection, the Common Ground editorial team will curate each paper into the appropriate thematic journal.