Eighteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations

  • 15-16 March 2018
  • University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Eighteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations features research addressing the following annual themes and the 2018 Special Focus.

  • Theme 1: Management Education
  • Theme 2: Change Management
  • Theme 3: Knowledge Management
  • Theme 4: Organizational Cultures

2018 Conference Chair

Peter Kell, Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Law, Education, Business, and Arts (LEBA), Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia

Dr Peter Kell is Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor of LEBA faculty at Charles Darwin University. Peter Kell was previously at the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development (CLLRD) at the Hong Kong Institute of Education from 2009-11.

Professor Kell’s current research interests include teacher education, global student mobility, the internationalization of education and training in the Asia Pacific and literacy and language in East Asia.

2018 Co-Conference Chair

Thomas Deissinger, Chair of Business and Economics Education I, University of Konstanz, Germany

Thomas Dreissinger studied at the University of Mannheim (Baden-Wuerttemberg/Germany) where he also took his Ph.D in 1991. He was in charge of a temporary professorship at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Nuernberg (Bavaria/Germany) before becoming Professor of Business and Economics Education (Wirtschaftspaedagogik) at the University of Konstanz (Baden-Wuerttemberg/Germany) in 1998. His duties outside the university system include lectures and seminars with the German Foundation of International Development (DSE), now InWEnt GmbH, in Mannheim, in the field of VET in developing countries. He has specialized in vocational training policy and comparative research activities in the area of VET. Research interests include didactical issues and the history of VET, as well as school-based VET and practice firms in vocational schools. Several of his publications are devoted to the nature and development of the VET systems in the UK and Australia from a comparative perspective. Currently, Thomas Deissinger is also a member of a working committee dealing with the implementation of a German National Qualfications Framework.

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