Knowledge and Innovation IG

Knowledge & Innovation Leadership


Program Chair

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Giovanni Valentini
IESE Business School

Associate Program Chair

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Myriam Mariani
Bocconi University

Engagement Officers

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Johanna Glauber
IE Business School
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Megan Lawrence
Vanderbilt University
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Sheryl Winston Smith
BI Norwegian Business School

This Interest Group focuses on how managers can best leverage the knowledge base of their organizations in order to build competitive advantages for their firms. Some of the questions of interest to this group include: What is organizational knowledge? Where does it reside? How does organizational learning take place and how does it feed into knowledge? What is the link between learning and innovation? How is knowledge shared and transmitted within and among organizations? How can knowledge, learning, and innovation be managed better?

Knowledge and Innovation Virtual Series

The Knowledge and Innovation Virtual Series is a series of panel events with thought leaders in knowledge and innovation focusing on relevant and timely issues starting July 2020. 


Virtual Series: Knowledge and Innovation in the Artificial Intelligence Age

Held on July 7, 2020 

In a world where artificial intelligence is increasingly acquiring power, what kind of knowledge is strategic for a firm? What is the role of previously accumulated organizational knowledge in the new competitive arena?

•    Gautam Ahuja, Cornell University
•    Carliss Baldwin, Harvard Business School
•    Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto

K&I Program Guides

2019 Minneapolis
2018 Paris
2017 Houston
2016 Berlin
2015 Denver
2014 Madrid

Foundations Sessions | Interview with Anita McGahan

In the 2020 edition of the Knowledge and Innovation Interest Group Foundations Scholar Interview, we interviewed Anita McGahan, University Professor at ...[More]


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Elizabeth Altman
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Johanna Glauber
IE Business School
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Elena Vidal
City University of New York
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Raffaele Conti
Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics
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Maria Roche
Harvard University
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Florenta Teodoridis
University of Southern California