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Welcome to The Management Conference 2003

Welcome to the website of The Management Conference 2003. To be held at the Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang, Malaysia from 11-14 August, the conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the disciplines of business and management today. Main speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the field of management, and particularly in the area of knowledge management, as well as numerous paper and workshop presentations by teachers and researchers.

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This is a conference for any person with an interest in the concept of knowledge management – researchers, consultants and practitioners. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of travel, tour and accommodation options is also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit presentation proposals, either as 30 minute papers or 60 minute workshop sessions. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication before or after the conference in the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. Presentations submitted for publication will be fully refereed and published in print and electronic formats. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available, which provide access to the online edition of the conference proceedings. Virtual participants can also submit papers for refereeing and publication in the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Management Conference site and return for further information – this site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the Management Conference Newsletter. For any other inquiries, please contact us.

Background: The Management Conference

The overall theme of the management conference is knowledge-based social and economic change. Driven by globalisation and advances in information and communications technologies, this change has been characterised in terms of emerging information/knowledge societies and a global knowledge-based economy. To reflect and reinforce this perspective, keynote speakers have been invited to address the economic and social, human and organisational implications of knowledge-based change.

Sponsored by the Australia's largest business faculty, RMIT Business in Melbourne in conjunction with RMIT's Globalism Institute and Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, this conference will offer a comprehensive overview of current thinking in the area broadly described as knowledge management. Its perspectives will range from big picture analyses in keynote addresses by internationally recognised experts in the field of knowledge management, to detailed case studies of knowledge management in practice. It will traverse a broad terrain, from theory and analysis to practical strategies for action.

Conference Advisory Committee

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  • Prof. Bill Martin, RMIT Business, Melbourne.
  • Prof. Paul James, The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne.
  • Prof. Rob Brooks, RMIT Business, Melbourne.
  • Prof. Mary Kalantzis, Dean, Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne.
  • Assoc. Prof. Peter Kell, Head, Department of Adult, Industry and Professional Education, RMIT University, Melbourne.
  • Assoc. Prof. Rosalie Holian, School of Management, RMIT University, Melbourne.
  • Prof. Greg Tucker, RMIT Business, Melbourne.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Zainal Ariffin, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
  • Prof. Daing Nasir Ibrahim, Dean, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
  • Assoc. Prof. Ambigapathy Pandian, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
  • Dr Bill Cope, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture.
  • Prof. Paul James, The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne.
  • Vincent Chan, Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore.

Who Should Attend

  • Academics in the fields of management, social sciences and education/training.
  • Research students.
  • Knowledge managers.
  • Trainers.
  • Industry consultants.

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Supported By

  • The Globalism Institute
  • RMIT Business
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Singapore Institute of Management
  • Common Ground

Conference Organisers

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