I hope to contribute something to the meeting about 'education in the knowledge economy' in Lancaster later this week.
There is another event later on organisations and a conference in August. I might try to get a paper together, the deadline is in May.
I am interested in educational organisations. It seems a good focus for ideas about management, leadership etc.
The 'learning organisation' is one suggested topic for the conference. Could be linked to quality assurance.
One theme seems to be a critique of the idea of the knowledge economy as if it were rhetoric, some form of oppression through language etc etc. In some academic contexts it could be challenging to suggest that many descriptions of the knowledge economy are simply stating facts.