The KIMO group's activity is focused on the field of information and knowledge management in organizations. The group's research focuses on strategic and organizational aspects of information and knowledge management through the development of theoretical frameworks, the analysis of structured data and texts, the analysis of social media, bibliometrics and scientometrics, the use of computer simulation models and the in-depth study of case studies, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
The focus of the KIMO research group is clearly interdisciplinary and is currently centred on five research lines: strategic knowledge management; social media and knowledge; open science and open innovation; competitive intelligence and territorial intelligence; and open government, transparency and reuse of information.
Social media and knowledge
Analysis of the role of the social media in intra- and inter-organizational information and knowledge flows.
Strategic knowledge management
Study of knowledge as a strategic resource in businesses and institutions.
Competitive intelligence and territorial intelligence
Study of the process for collecting, transmitting, analysing and disseminating publicly available information that is relevant for achieving companies', institutions' and territories' goals.
Open science and open innovation
Study and analysis of scientific research and innovation policies, management and processes, with particular emphasis on the collaboration between institutions, companies and citizens.
Open government, transparency and reuse of information
Study of the impact of the directives related with open government and transparency on knowledge management processes.