Managing Knowledge For Competitive Advantage – An International Perspective

This keynote speech will address the essence of knowledge management, the multiple performance benefits knowledge management brings to an organization, and the key practices that can be used for managing knowledge across a variety of organizations. Also key results from the Global Knowledge Management Benchmarking Survey, which has been used to collect data from more than 1900 organizations, will be shared.

Aino Kianto has a Ph.D. from the LUT University, Finland, and is a Full Professor of Knowledge Management and the Academic Director of the Master Programme in Knowledge Management and Leadership in LUT School of Business and Management. Her research interests include knowledge management, intellectual capital, organizational renewal and creativity. Her research on these topics has been published widely (e.g. in Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Journal of Business Research, R&D Management, Human Resource Management Journal, and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal) and acknowledged with several international awards (e.g. 3 conference best paper awards and 5 Emerald Highly Commended Awards).
She is the Associate Editor of VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, and is a member of the editorial board in three other journals (Knowledge Management Research & Practice; Journal of Intellectual Capital; International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science).
Professor Kianto’s expertise spans outside the academia: e.g. she is the inventor of the ORCI-method, used for assessing and developing organizational renewal capability in more than 100 organizations across Europe, has worked with the Future committee of the Finnish parliament and regularly lectures for companies and practitioners.