Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM)
Welcome to the Knowledge and Innovation Management (KIM) Research Group
The KIM research group brings together academic scholars from diverse backgrounds to investigate how established and new businesses manage their organizational knowledge in their quest to exploit present and future business opportunities in order to remain competitive. The KIM research group is pleased to have the involvement of international researchers in the fields of knowledge management and innovation management and continuously works on the extension of its network.
The purpose of the KIM research group is to extend the scientific body of knowledge concerning the related fields of knowledge management and innovation management and to contribute to practice. The group´s approach is to investigate how businesses transform their knowledge into continuous improvements and innovative outputs in order to achieve sustainable business development.
The KIM research group takes a holistic view of knowledge management and innovation management and is interested in social and technological issues, as well as organizational and cultural aspects. It includes different theoretical lenses, uses different research methods, analyzes different types of organizations and explores KIM related topics in different countries.
This holistic view also includes the management of logistics processes, which requires systematic information, knowledge and innovation management to be continuously developed. This need also applies to cooperation through the whole chain of logistics and supply chain management, from consumer to raw material, with the purpose of creating effective and efficient flows.
KIM members have a broad portfolio of knowledge management and innovation management expertise gained from working with a variety of national and international private and public organizations. The aim is to use this expertise and to develop it further.
Expertise can be found in the areas of:
- Knowledge management practices in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and in the health care sector
- Knowledge creation and knowledge capture
- Knowledge leakage and knowledge loss
- Information systems aiming at supporting and enabling KM
- The link between succession planning and knowledge management
- Intellectual Capital Risk Management and reporting
- Knowledge process outsourcing
- Continued improvement initiatives in the context of KM
Conference announcement: KIM 2017 Tehran
The KIM research group, together with its Iranian partner group, is planning to hold a symposium, targeting studies on Knowledge Management and Innovation management in Urbanism in Tehran in January 2017.