From the Editor.

I am pleased to introduce Volume 28 with this special issue on “Exploring the Frontiers of Knowledge Management Transfer in the Public and Private Sector,” guest edited by Dr. Amir M. Sharif and Dr. Wafi Al-Karaghouli, both of Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK. Amir is Professor of Operations Management and the Director of MBA Programs within Brunel Business School at Brunel University. He is also the Director of the Operations and Supply Chain Systems (OASIS) research group in the School as well as a regular research grant funding panel member and reviewer for both the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK. In recognition of these achievements, he was elected to the EPSRC Peer Review College in 2005. Amir has worked and consulted with leading multinational corporations, within the Financial Services and Professional Services sector, over the last 10 years. His key research interests cross a diverse range of topics from Operations and Supply ChainManagement, through to Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Complexity, Human decision-making and CapitalMarkets. He has published a combined total of over 50 peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers. Wafi holds certifications in TQM, PRINCE2, MBCS, MElite, MPROMS-G, MRESG, and FINFOMS. He is a qualified practitioner in TQM and in Project Management Methodology PRINCE2. The synergy between his 12 years of industrial experience with multinational companies and academic interests enables him to “bridge the gap” between theory and practice by undertaking participatory action research. His areas of interest and research revolve around information technology systems failures, systems thinking, problem solving, evaluation methodologies, organizational learning, knowledge management, requirements engineering, IS in organizations especially in retail, project management, operations management, TQM, civil aviation, healthcare, Islamic banking and business quantitative methods. Wafi is the founder and chair of the Middle East and Sustainable Developments Focus (MESDF) Group. He is also a member of the Heathrow Sector Steering Group. I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to both Amir and Wafi for their hard work in preparing this themed issue containing significant advances in research on Knowledge Management Transfer.

Main Author: Sipior, Janice C.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2011
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