Dr. Alex Bennet
Bangkok University



Dr. Alex Bennet is Co-Founder and Principal of the Mountain Quest Institute (MQI), a research and retreat center dedicated to working with individuals, groups and organizations to achieve growth, understanding and sustainable performance. She is the former Chief Knowledge Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Enterprise Integration of the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON), having previously served as Acquisition Reform Executive and Standards Improvement Executive for the DON Acquisition Workforce. Dr. Bennet is the recipient of the Superior Public Service award from the Secretary of the Navy and is Co-Chair Emeritus of the Federal Knowledge Management Working Group.

Dr. Bennet publishes extensively. She and her partner Dr. David Bennet are the authors of Organizational Survival in the New World: The Intelligent Complex Adaptive System,a new theory of the firm based on research in complexity and neuroscience that turns the living system metaphor into a reality for organizations (Elsevier, 2004). More recently they worked with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to co-author Moving from Research to Action: Knowledge Mobilization in the Social Sciences and Humanities, a methodology focused on moving research from the University lab to the playgrounds of communities (MQI Press, 2007).

Dr. Alex Bennet is a member of the International Advisory Board Member (2011) of the World Capital Institute, the organization that created and administers the Most Admired Knowledge City (MAKCi) awards and serves on the Advisory Board of the Knowledge Management eGovernment Conference. She is also a member of The Monroe Institute Professional Division (Consciousness Studies and Practices), is a reviewer for The Journal of Knowledge Management, and is Portfolio Editor (The Learning Organization) for VINE, an international refereed journal addressing 21st century issues in knowledge and information systems.

Dr. Bennet had degrees in Human and Organizational Systems, Human Development, Management for Organizational Effectiveness, English and Marketing. She supports the aggressive MQI research agenda focused on developing a new theory of knowledge, expanding consciousness studies and practices, applying neuroscience findings to adult learning, investigating decision-making in complex adaptive situations, and exploring new ways of perceiving, thinking and knowing.





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