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Global Knowledge Work

Global Knowledge Work

Diversity and Relational Perspectives

Edited by Katerina Nicolopoulou, Mine Karataş-Özkan, Ahu Tatli and John Taylor

Global Knowledge Work is an up-to-date account of theoretical approaches and empirical research in the multi-disciplinary topic of global knowledge workers from a relational and diversity perspective. It includes contributions from international scholars and practitioners who have been working with the concept of global knowledge workers from a number of different perspectives, including personal and academic life trajectories. They reveal that the relational framework of the three dimensions of analysis (macro-meso-micro) is relevant for analyzing the phenomenon of global knowledge workers, as expertise and specialised knowledge and its innovative application, together with the attraction and retention of talent remain key topics in the current socioeconomic conditions.

Editor biographies

Edited by Katerina Nicolopoulou, Mine Karataş-Özkan, Ahu Tatli and John Taylor

Subjects: business and management, diversity and management, human resource management, knowledge management, innovation and technology, knowledge management

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Dr Katerina Nicolopoulou is a Visiting Fellow with the School of Management, University of Southampton, UK, where she previously held the position of Senior Enterprise Fellow over the period 2004–2007. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, and has been a Visiting Fellow at Kingston University as well as an Associate Member at DECERE Research Centre, University of East Anglia. She has held several international practitioner positions in the fields of Human Capital Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Europe and overseas, and is certified in the SA 8000 audit standard. Her expertise is in the areas of organisational learning and change, knowledge transfer and learning networks, entrepreneurship/social entrepreneurship, human capital development and CSR. She is currently co-editing another volume for Edward Elgar (forthcoming) on the topic of CSR and Human Resource Management (HRM). Dr Mine Karataş-Özkan is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, at the School of Management, University of Southampton, UK. Her research expertise is in the field of entrepreneurship with a specific focus on social and diversity dimensions. More specifically, her research interests revolve around nascent entrepreneurship (youth/student entrepreneurship), women’s entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship (commercialisation of academic research and its contribution to society and economy), social entrepreneurship and ethnic minority entrepreneurship. She completed her PhD in Entrepreneurship at the University of Southampton. She has published a book entitled Nascent Entrepreneurship and Learning (Edward Elgar, 2010). She has also...