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Knowledge and organisational learning

Sharing Knowledge

Contact email: Professor Alice Lam

The Knowledge and Organisational Learning (KOL) group brings together staff and doctoral students at the School of Management who share a common interest in understanding how organisations learn, create and use knowledge, and respond to the challenges of new technology and globalisation. Our research adopts a cross-disciplinary approach, drawing on the expertise of colleagues from organisation studies and human resource management, technology and information management, innovation studies, and strategic management and international business. The group provides an intellectual space in which staff, students and visiting researchers can work together in a supportive environment. It acts as a link between various collaborative projects and the focus for external engagement with a wide range of academic and non-academic stakeholders.

Current research is organised around the following four themes:

  • Knowledge creation and transfer across boundaries
  • Digital technology, organisation and innovation
  • Globalisation and transnational organisational learning
  • Creative knowledge work, skills development and learning

    The KOL group holds regular seminars, roundtable discussion sessions and thematic workshops to disseminate research results and explore frontier research areas.  

The group's past activities are reported here: 2012-132013-142014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17

Future research seminars, workshops and other events 2017-18

Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Speaker: Dr Katsuhiko Yoshikawa, Shanghai Jiao University, China. Title: `Why do you share? The impact of individual social exchange orientations and organizational identification and social ties on online knowledge-sharing behaviours'. Time: 10:00 to 12:00. Venue: Arts Ground Floor, Room 24. Coffee/pastries available at 10:00. All welcome.

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4th One-Day Workshop: CHP Theme Group

4th One-Day Workshop: CHP Theme Group

11 Bedford Square
Time: 10.15 - 4.30. The workshop aims to provide the CHP Group with an opportunity to meet, share ideas and discuss a broad range of issues pertaining to `critical' and `historical' research in management. Both Faculty and PhD students from the CHP Group are encouraged to submit their extended abstracts, research proposals or working papers to be presented at the workshop.


Subject groups

Accounting, Finance and Economics 


Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship

Technology and Information Management






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