On May 12-13, 2014, International Burch University hosted the 3rd Workshop of the International Association for Knowledge Management (IAKM). The official host of the Workshop was one of the Founders and Board Members of the Association, Prof. Dr. Meliha Handzic, from the Faculty of Economics at Burch University.
During the workshop, a group of distinguished scholars, coming from Germany, Spain and Italy had an introductory meeting with the University representatives led by Vice-Rector Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azamat Akbarov. After that they made presentations of their research and held an annual meeting. Participants from Hong Kong, Australia and Europe joined the event virtually.
The Association members also had an intensive brainstorming session with a group of chosen master and PhD students from International Burch University, which was quite productive and enjoyable.
Besides the workshop duties, IAKM members had the opportunity to visit some of the historical sites in Sarajevo and enjoy the local cuisine. The official end of the 3rd Workshop of International Association for Knowledge Management was marked with a photo in front of the University building.
IAKM is a group of KM researchers who share a vision of the central role of knowledge and knowledge management in modern organizations and, at the same time, are aware of the necessity to strengthen the “roots” of this field and to boost the development of KM as a scientific discipline.
They propose this Association as a reference point for all people who, with various roles, work professionally in the field of KM and are interested to contribute to its development as a scientific discipline. Aims of this new association are:
• Producing and diffusing awareness and knowledge of KM
• Defining KM and giving recognition to KM as a field of study
• Helping to clarify and establish the grounds of KM as a discipline Involving individuals, groups, organizations, companies
• Providing reference and point of attraction to young researchers or professionals
• Favoring education of people doing research in KM or working as professionals
• Promoting collaboration and effective networking among researchers and professionals