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Knowledge Management Research Group

The Knowledge Management Research Group is a multidisciplinary community comprising members who have diverse backgrounds.

Members are not only from different academic departments at Loughborough University but are also from universities across the world; we are also pleased to have the involvement of national and international members from a wide range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations. It is an interest in, and passion for, knowledge management that brings these academics, practitioners and research students together.

KMRG aims to promote and support successful knowledge management by:

  • Engaging in meaningful dialogue about knowledge management research and practice
  • Disseminating work in progress on current research projects
  • Facilitating the formation of partnerships between members and activating multi-disciplinary approaches to knowledge management projects
  • Collaborating with organisations to develop knowledge management theories and to enhance knowledge management practices

The group takes a holistic view of knowledge management and is interested in technological and social issues, as well as organisational and cultural aspects.

Dr Gillian Ragsdell is the KMRG Coordinator and is supported by a Steering Group comprised of Professor Ray Dawson who is based in the Department of Computer Science at Loughborough University, Aynsley Taylor who is a Knowledge Manager at Ipsos MORI and Clare Quigley who is an independent information and knowledge professional.

If you have an interest in any aspect of knowledge management and would like to support KMRG in its aims, then please contact Gill Ragsdell by email at g.ragsdell@lboro.ac.uk or by phone on + 44(0)1509 223082.

KMRG members have a strong portfolio of knowledge management expertise gained from working with a variety of national and international organisations. We would like to use our expertise and to develop it further.

Members have expressed a wish to utilise their expertise in the following areas for your organisation’s benefit:

  • K‌nowledge Audits
  • Knowledge identification
  • Knowledge mapping
  • Expertise location
  • Knowledge Management Strategies
  • Critical success factors
  • Implementation of strategy
  • KM based innovation
  • Social Knowledge Management
  • Social network analysis
  • Social analytics
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Developing trust
  • Personal Learning Environments
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Selection, implementation and evaulation

As well as KMRG members working in the private, public and voluntary sectors, they have particular experience in specialised contexts such as:

  • Financial services
  • 3D computer-aided design
  • Business information modelling

If you would like to discuss how KMRG members and your organisation might work together on a knowledge management project, then Dr Gillian Ragsdell would be very pleased to talk with you and to introduce you to KMRG members with the appropriate expertise. Gill is contactable at g.ragsdell@lboro.ac.uk or on +1509 223082.

Seminar Series 2015-16

June 16th 2016

Knowledge Management in the Energy Sector (conference)
10am - 4pm, Loughborough University campus
Tickets need to be booked in advance. Please email r.cufflin@lboro.ac.uk to book your ticket. For more details, please go to the Conferences page.

May 4th 2016

Ceri Hughes
Director, Head of Knowledge, Research and Collaboration, KPMG

March 2nd 2016

Professor Simon Burnett
Research Theme Leader for Information and Communication theme in the Institute for Management Governance and Society, Robert Gordon University

February 3rd 2016

Professor Harry Scarbrough
Professor in Information Systems and Management, CASS Business School

December 2nd 2015

Professor Davide Nicolini
Co-Director of Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks Research Unit, Warwick Business School

"Understanding Expertise as a Multi-situated Practice"

November 4th 2015

Lee Bridges
Director of Public Information, House of Commons

"The Perils of Parliamentary Information Management"

September 30th 2015

Suzi Muchmore, Ghosia Ahmed and Vipin Chauhan
PhD Researchers, Centre for Information Management, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Suzi Muchmore: "A Topography of Knowledge Transfer and Low Carbon Innovation"
Ghosia Ahmed: "Innovative Contribution to Organisational Knowledge Management Strategy: A Team Action Learning Initiative"
Vipin Chauhan: "A Study of Knowledge Brokering in Action"

Other seminars will be added as speakers confirm their availability.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars run from 1 - 2pm – they are held in Haslegrave N112 (Computer Science Building) where tea/coffee is served from 12.30pm.

Please contact Gill Ragsdell at g.ragsdell@lboro.ac.uk if you would like to receive a confirmation email prior to each seminar.