Logistics, Information, Networks and Knowledge (LINK)
01 / 2006 - 12 / 2010
In today's knowledge economy innovations never seems to stop. New ways of working, organization, coordinating and communicating are continuously being developed and as a result society is subject to an ever-increasing speed of change. Networks such as online networks, inter-organizational networks, communities of practice, innovation networks and supply chain networks need to be established to deal with this changing world of business and services. New insights from the field of knowledge management, information systems and logistics are required to learn, innovate, coordinate, remain (or become) competitive and stay connected within such networked environments. Scientific research can contribute in analyzing and developing new organizational, design, planning and control principles related to dynamics inherent to networks of organizations. Consequently, analyzing and controlling intra- and interorganizational flows of information, services, goods and knowledge, related to processes such as decision making, learning and innovation therefore has become one of the central research topics in Business Administration. Three subthemes are considered to be important: "Knowledge and Organization", Information Management", and "Distribution and Supply Chain Logistics".