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Effective Project Management through the Integration of Knowledge and Innovation

The Advances in IT Personnel and Project Management (AITPPM) book series aims to provide current research on all facets of IT Project Management including factors to consider when managing and working with IT personnel. Books within the AITPPM book series will provide managers, IT professionals, business leaders, and upper-level students with the latest trends, applications, methodologies, and literature available in this field.

Introduction

The book will explore the relationship between project management and information and knowledge management, from theoretical and practical points of view, specially observing the context of projects that proposes innovations for firms and markets.

This relationship is critical nowadays, as the overall demand for innovation is becoming more critical for competitiveness and information and knowledge management - supported by all disciplines and organizational actions and features (as human resources, IT management, funding, etc.) - is playing a growing decisive role in this context

The interdisciplinary theory approach is still to be balanced, as these fields advanced in turbulent directions, so a book like this one can contribute for both a theoretical leverage as methodologically learning from study cases ("best practices", case studies, and so forth).

This book will be structured in three major sections:

Section I - A market demand

This section will discuss how the market is demanding innovations and the gap between innovation management and project management. Chapters accepted would discuss cases, lack of theoretical background in decisions in competitive scenarios and market statistics analysis.

Section II - Theoretical background: searching for an interdisciplinary relationship

This section will evaluate the theoretical basis for project management, information and knowledge management and its perspectives of relationship as interdisciplinary propositions. Chapters accepted for this section will discuss theoretical issues, background formation, analytical modelling for PM + IM + KM to be applied in real situations, etc.

Section III - Case studies of PM + IM + KM

This final section would discuss real cases and competitive scenario analysis involving products, processes, industry cases, professional formation, marketing and strategy relationships, etc. Chapters accepted would promote case study analysis.

Overall objectives of this book

  • Promote and advance a study about information and knowledge management applied for Project Management.
  • Study and advance the association of information and knowledge contribution for project management.
  • Discuss with more depth cases of the lack of information and knowledge management in project management context.
  • Exercise methodological approach for project management research.
  • Contribute with other areas such as Information technology, human resources management, licensing and patents for innovations.

Target audience

Practitioners and scholars of innovation management; Practitioners and scholars of information and knowledge management, mainly those from fields of Information Science; Marketing and Strategy professionals and scholars; Professionals and scholars of managerial sciences areas, such as Administration and other professionals in areas that have perspective to be involved in project management.

The book will be written and composed observing the perspectives for methodological approaches in interdisciplinary studies about innovation associated to information and knowledge management. This proposition ensures also a perspective for the results, the final text of the book, to be applied in both theoretical and practical exercises and researches.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Information management
  2. Knowledge management
  3. Project management
  4. Innovation management
  5. Theoretical approaches for information
  6. Case studies for innovation processes
  7. Research methodologies for project management
  8. Information technology for project management
  9. Information technology study cases
  10. Innovation trends and knowledge
  11. Marketing of innovation and information/knowledge projects
  12. Innovation in information/knowledge dissemination

Submission procedures

Interested authors are invited to submit on or before January 15th, 2014 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter, identifying its authors, motivation, objectives, expected results, and an overview of its structure and development.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 31st, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30th, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher

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. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.

Important Dates – Submission and Editorial schedule

Proposal Submission Deadline
January 15, 2014

Full chapter submission
April 30, 2014

Review Results returned to authors 
June 30, 2014

Revised Chapter submission
July 30, 2014

Submission of final chapters
August 30, 2014

Submission procedures

Questions about the book project, writing guidelines, chapter proposals and chapter texts must be submitted to the Editor George Jamil, at  Este endereço de e-mail está protegido de spam bots, pelo que necessita do Javascript activado para o visualizar

A book edited by:

George Leal Jamil, Universidade Fumec, Brazil.
Sérgio Maravilhas Lopes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
Armando Malheiro da Silva, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.
Fernanda Ribeiro, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1iOCAal

For release in the Advances in IT Personnel and Project Management Book Series.

 

 

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