Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations.
How do governments, organizations, corporations, businesses, communities, and individual people respond to a more complex world typified by diversity? The global dimensions of contemporary life mean that static notions about identity, affiliation, time, place, culture, language, and belonging are being reshaped in an increasingly interdependent and often hybridized global community. They are made more complex by the influence of technology, which is mediating our work lives, social and private spheres.
Too often diversity is seen as a problem. Critiques of multiculturalism have positioned diversity as a threat and something to be “managed” in the face of an increasingly dangerous global setting. Entrenched economic stagnation and fears over terrorism, impending climate change, growing inequality, and poverty as well as anxiety about notions of identity and affiliation in a more mobile world have shaped the environment in which diversity is considered. Indeed questions about the future dominate the discourse of contemporary life, often depicting a dystopian and pessimistic view about what we can expect. It is clear that many of the old practices of organizations and communities are now inadequate in responding to the dynamic new global environment. Rather than seeing diversity as negative and atypical, many thinkers are now striving to respond to the needs of their communities and organizations through a prism where diversity is the norm and is seen in positive terms. Alternative viewpoints embracing theoretical and practical approaches are emerging against this backdrop. This conference provides a forum for such approaches.
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.
The Seventeenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change in Organizations featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Charles Darwin University, Australia
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
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