Societal Impact on Knowledge and Design

A key theme in economic and management research is explaining the societal impact of knowledge and the designs that are based upon it. Despite many advances in our understanding of how knowledge-based drivers contribute to organizational value creation and design, there are fundamental issues to be addressed concerning the role of knowledge management in order to face the challenges of societal impact.

The purpose of IFKAD 2018 is to explore the role and the relevance of new sources, dimensions and characteristics of knowledge supporting organizations as well as regional and urban systems in their aim to create valuable societal impact by addressing fundamental questions. What are the major challenges society is facing in the near future and how are they related to knowledge and design? What is the role of knowledge and design to cope with the major challenges our society is facing? These fundamental questions increasingly represent fundamental features to cope with the increasing complexity and turbulence of today's business landscape.

The 13th International Forum on Knowledge Assets Dynamics will bring together academicians, young researchers, practitioners and policy makers from different fields to provide an opportunity for presenting, debating and reflecting on original approaches, models and tools regarding the position of knowledge management and design in the 21st century from a wide range of perspectives – i.e. economic, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.

The conference´s PhD sessions gives a unique opportunity to postgraduates and PhD students to present and discuss their work, and to collect feedback from international experts.