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Special Session
Special Session on
Organizational Learning in the Public Sector
 - OU4 2022

24 - 26 October, 2022 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 14th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2022


Regina Lenart-Gansiniec
Jagiellonian University
Brief Bio
Associate Professor of management at the Faculty of Management and Communication of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Her research revolves around organizational phenomena, crowdsourcing, and organizational learning. In particular, crowdsourcing at various levels of analysis and in various empirical settings has recently attracted his attention. For these studies, she uses in-depth quantitative and qualitative approaches, but also quantitative data analysis techniques. Principal investigator and participant in eight national and international research projects. She managed research projects financed by the European Union, the Ministry of Science and Social Education, and the National Science Centre (OPUS, UMO-2019/35/B/HS4/01446: Behavioral antecedents of scientific crowdsourcing: academic teachers’ perspective; SONATA, UMO-2016/21/D/HS4/01791: Crowdsourcing and organizational learning - public organizations' perspective). Reviewer and member of the Editorial Board of many recognized scientific journals and scientific conferences in Poland and in the world (Scopus, Web of Science). She is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Contemporary Management, as well as a member of the editorial board of The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, Business and Management Studies. She participates in the work of international and national academic associations: European Group for Organizational Studies, Social Science and Humanities Research Association Eurasia Research, International Society for Professional Innovation Management, European Citizen Science Association, Polish Economic Society, and Scientific Society for Organization and Management. Scholarships of Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements (2019-2022). For the organizational achievements, she received a total of 4 Awards of the Jagiellonian University’s Rector in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (annually from the moment of employment).


Contemporary public organizations are expected to react quickly to changes occurring in their dynamic and uncertain environment and to demonstrate openness, transparency and accountability to their clients, as well as to provide them with effective and high-quality services. The possibilities of meeting these expectations and challenges may be seen in knowledge, its configuration, organizational learning (Rashman et al., 2009) and its application in value creation (Pang et al., 2014). Research on organizational learning in public organizations has been conducted intensively for over 15 years, and the number of publications devoted to this problem has been constantly growing. It is argued that organizational learning is a requirement for public sector organizations (Greiling and Halachmi, 2013), a paradigm and sine qua non condition of effective management (Rashman et al., 2009). Organizational learning allows public organizations to cope with challenges of modern times, in particular in the case of local self-governments (Olejarski et al., 2018). Despite the notably increased body of research on organisational learning in public organizations, it is interesting to note that the research results are still ambiguous and fragmented (Rashman et al., 2009), and many questions remain open. We welcome conceptual and empirical studies that promote an understanding of organizational learning in public sector. 


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Understanding organizational learning in public sector
  • Levels of organizational learning in public sector
  • Antecedents of organizational learning in public sector
  • Positive consequences of organizational learning in public sector
  • Negative consequences of organizational learning in public sector
  • Scope of organizational learning in public sector
  • Managing of organizational learning in public sector
  • Organizational learning as strategy in public sector


Paper Submission: July 29, 2022 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 9, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration: September 19, 2022


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


IC3K Special Sessions - OU4 2022