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 companies and organizations 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 (KM) 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 interest is in investigating how companies and organizations 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 lenses, uses different research methods, analyzes different types of organizations and explores KIM-related topics in different countries.

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 the public sector
    • Knowledge risks and their management
    • Information systems aiming at supporting and enabling KM
    • Knowledge processes such as knowledge creation, knowledge transfer and knowledge retention
    • Succession planning/people replacement from a KM perspective
    • Knowledge process outsourcing
    • Innovation management in SMEs
    • Open Innovation in SMEs

KIM 2017 Tehran

The KIM research group, together with its Iranian partner group, has held the first KIM symposium on Knowledge Management and Innovation management in Urbanism in Tehran in January 2017.

Information about the symposium