|Program Description and Goals|
Based on the global economic and societal changes, we believe that it is important to produce Ph.D. graduates in KnowledgeManagement and Innovation Management (KIM), who will become
future leaders in academia, and in the private and public sectors, and who will drive and create new approaches to manage knowledge and nurture innovation. A lot of the current Knowledge Management and Innovation Management theories have been developed by Westerners, which do not always fit in the Thai and South-East Asian contexts.
We believe that numerous research positionscan be conducted to fill this gap and to develop more focused and local-based (SE Asian) approaches to Knowledge Management and Innovation Management that will enrich the Western orientations by helping them become more effective Global approaches.
This KIM Ph.D. program follows a research based format (following the European model), implying a strong emphasis on research. Students will be exposed to, and will have to acquire and apply research techniques and tools that will allow them to contribute to, the current body of knowledge of the Knowledge Management and Innovation Management disciplines, by producing new research findings and outcomes. Attributes of strong candidates are that they:
The KIM program will allow students to develop their critical and creative thinking through various types of learning and research activities, and will allow them to develop lifelong learning capabilities.