Management Conference, 2006

Welcome to website of The Sixth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations. In 2006, the conference is to be held at the Monash University Centre in Prato, Italy, (in Tuscany, 30 minutes by train from Florence and 15 minutes from the Florence International Airport) from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th July 2006. This conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields investigating ‘Knowledge’, ‘Culture’ and ‘Change’ in Organisations. Main speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the field of management, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers.

This is a conference for any person with an interest in, and concern for, the cultural change in organisations. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. A range of tour and accommodation options is also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues. For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual participation is also available.

Presenters may choose to submit written papers before or after the conference for possible publication in The Organization Collection, a fully refereed academic journal. All conference participants receive an online subscription to the journal for one year after the conference.

If you would like to know more about this conference, bookmark the Management Conference site and return for further information — the site is regularly updated. You might also wish to subscribe to the conference newsletter.

For all inquiries, please contact the conference secretariat.


The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

The primary interest 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.

The 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 management, to detailed case studies of management practice. It will traverse a broad terrain, from theory and analysis to practical strategies for action.

Now emerging as a major international event in the field of management, the Management Conference 2003 was held in Penang, Malaysia and hosted by the Universiti Sains Malaysia, in 2004 at the University of Greenwich, London, UK, and in 2005 at the University of the Aegean on the Island of Rhodes, Greece.


The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Presenters have the option to submit papers for refereeing and publication to the Management Journal, before the conference and up until one month after the conference. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed. The publication decision is based on the referees' reports.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are available. This provides participants access to the electronic version of the journal, and also the option to submit papers to the Management Journal.

For more information please visit the Submission Guidelines page.

Who Should Attend

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

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground