Future Paths of Knowledge Management: How Do Spirituality, Calling and Knowledge Management Fit Together? | Online Mini Symposium Dec 1 & 2, 2022

2nd Online Mini symposium (free participation)

Dec 1 (2.00–4.30PM CET) & Dec 2, 2022 (4.00–6.30 PM CET)

The virtual mini symposium will be held online via Zoom: https://short.wu.ac.at/spirit-km

The field of knowledge management (KM) has undergone a fundamental transformation, and it seems a perfect time to reflect on new ideas to re-specify the future role of KM research and practice in a changing and increasingly dynamic world. In April this year, our Knowledge Management Group at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria launched a new virtual symposium series and organized the first session on the topic of responsible KM. This second session is now dedicated to the link between spirituality, calling and Knowledge Management.

There is strong empirical evidence that the topics of purpose, calling, spirituality, and self are more important than ever – for both individuals and organizations. What role – if any – could Knowledge Management play in this context? What role could „Spiritual Knowledge Management“ play in future KM research?

The Knowledge Management Group at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, in collaboration with the OCKO – Organizing Cognition in Knowing Organizations Research Group at the University of Vienna, Austria, is organizing the second session of this virtual symposium series to shed light on all these topics on

Thu, 01 December, 2.00—4.30 p.m. (CET)

Fri, 02 December, 4.00—6.30 p.m. (CET)

The goal of this virtual mini-symposium is to share perspectives, gather ideas, and spark the discussion about the interaction of spirituality and KM.

Well-known researchers will share their thoughts and present their ideas. Three short presentations per afternoon will stimulate the subsequent discussion. We invite researchers, practitioners and people interested in the topic alike to attend the symposium and participate in the discussion.

Thu, 01 December, 2 – 4.30 p.m. (CET)

Constantin Bratianu – Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Rumania: Spiritual knowledge, spiritual intelligence and wisdom

Anthony Jack – Case Western Reserve University, USA: The brain’s divide between naturalistic and spiritual knowledge

Natasa Rupcic – University of Rijeka, Croatia: Spirituality – a missing link in developing true learning organizations

Fri,  02 December, 4 – 6.30 p.m. (CET)

Bryan Dik – Colorado State University, USA: Callings (Sacred and Secular) and Knowledge Management

Alexander Kaiser and Markus F. Peschl – Vienna University of Economics and Business & University of Vienna, Austria: Spiritual Knowledge Management: some thoughts about the construct of the self within the concept of Spiritual Knowledge

Paulo Pinheiro and Raysa Rocha – University of Beira Interior, Portugal: Spiritual washing: when Machiavelli meets Aristotle

The virtual mini symposium will be held online via Zoom: https://short.wu.ac.at/spirit-km (free participation)

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