Knowledge Management Research Interest Group (KM-RIG)
Leader: Dr Gillian Ragsdell, Reader in Knowledge Management
The Knowledge Management Research Interest 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.
KM-RIG 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 KM-RIG Leader 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 KM-RIG in its aims, then please contact Gill Ragsdell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on + 44(0)1509 223082.
KM-RIG 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 KM-RIG 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 KM-RIG 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 group members with the appropriate expertise. Gill is contactable at email@example.com or on +44 (0)1509 223082.
The first Knowledge Management Research interest Group (KMRiG) seminar of the 17-18 academic year will showcase a series of presentations from academics and practitioners who will have participated in the European Conference of Knowledge Management.
In total, there will be 3 short presentations – the first 2 will be from doctoral researchers in the School of Business and Economics while the third one will be by 2 members of a team who worked on a Big Lottery funded project that was underpinned by knowledge management.
In more detail:
- Sharon Simatwo: ‘Moving KM to the next generation: The contribution of Critical Systems Thinking’
- Divyata Sohal: ‘Towards sustainable KM in high-performance sport’
- Paul Snape and Gillian Ragsdell: ‘Charnwood Connect: Holistic knowledge management for building resilience in the voluntary sector’
Presentations from other European Conference on Knowledge Management participants are likely to be added to the schedule of lunch time seminars as well as contributions from other Knowledge Management specialists.
Date: 4th October 2017
Time: 12.45PM - 1.50PM
Venue: Room N1.12, Haslegrave Building, Loughborough University
This is a free event, but please register via email to: Dr Gillian Ragsdell (G.Ragsdell@lboro.ac.uk)
|February 15th 2017||
Sustainable Knowledge Management - a new CIM/KM-RIG seminar series. The inaugural seminar was led by Dr Peter Heisig. Details can be found here.
|June 16th 2016||
Knowledge Management in the Energy Sector (conference)
|May 4th 2016||
|March 2nd 2016||
Professor Simon Burnett
|February 3rd 2016||
Professor Harry Scarbrough
|December 2nd 2015||
Professor Davide Nicolini
"Understanding Expertise as a Multi-situated Practice"
|November 4th 2015||
"The Perils of Parliamentary Information Management"
|September 30th 2015||
Suzi Muchmore, Ghosia Ahmed and Vipin Chauhan
Suzi Muchmore: "A Topography of Knowledge Transfer and Low Carbon Innovation"
Please contact Gill Ragsdell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive details for any of these seminars.