By looking at the essence of the evolution of societies and organizations, two main factors stand out: knowledge, and innovation (creativity). Everything around us, except nature, emerged from a combination of knowledge and innovation. Knowledge and innovation have always been, and will always be, at the center of any development and improvement. It has been estimated that 70 to 80% of economic growth and development is now due to new and better knowledge. By living and working in a knowledge and creative economy, it becomes essential for us to study and better understand
how knowledge and innovative assets can be created, managed, leveraged and applied more effectively to benefit organizations and societies. This will allow us not only to be prepared and capable of solving today’s problems and challenges, but also tomorrow’s unknown ones.
The Knowledge Management and Innovation Management (KIM) Ph.D. program is designed to produce researchers, academics and professionals able to study and develop new knowledge, theories and tools in these relatively young and promising academic disciplines.