Knowledge and Information Management in Organizations Research Group

Main investigator:
Canals Parera, Agustí
Social sciences
Area of specialization:
Network society, Education and ICT, Knowledge governance, Digital health, Internet technologies and artificial intelligence, Collaborative economy
Affiliation center:
UNESCO codes:
5311, 530602, 120318, 120903, 591001
Collaborates with:
e-Health Center, e-Learn Center
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
4 - Quality education
8 - Decent work and economic growth
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • TI management
  • Social networks
  • Production organization
  • Data science
  • Information systems

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.