KODE
Knowledge, Organisation & Development Network

Projects

 

In this page you will find information regarding the different projects members of the KODE Network are engaged in:

 

THE DYNAMICS OF PARTNERSHIPS

Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo has received funding from the National Children’s Bureau to conduct an evaluation research on ‘The dynamics of partnerships’. The research is concerned with exploring a situation in which people have to work collaboratively with those in other organisations. In the first phase the research will evaluate the process of implementation of a particular partnership project while in a second phase it will aim to identify the collaborative work practices that might support or inhibit the long-term success of that project.

InCas: INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL STATEMENT-MADE IN EUROPE

A team from the Social Psychology Institute including Dr Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo, Mr Thorsten Roser and Professor Patrick Humphreys, together with colleagues from the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin and the Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain has been successful in securing funds from the EU under the framework 6 program to look at Intellectual Capital (IC) in relation to Small and Medium sized enterprises.

Following the Lisbon Agenda to make the EU the most competitive and dynamic knowledge driven economy by 2010, it is vital for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to utilise knowledge efficiently and to enhance their innovation potential. Single national approaches on IC for SMEs have been developed and tested in pilot-projects but a consolidation on the European level has not taken place so far. The collective research project “Intellectual Capital Statement – Made in Europe (InCaS)” aims therefore to implementing ICS in a number of European SMEs, based on an EU-wide consolidated methodology. To achieve these goals, SMEs in five core countries have been invited to take part in “InCaS” as pilot-users of the developed ICS approach. The project is planned to start in June 2006 and last until 2008.

http://www.psych.lse.ac.uk/incas/

MANAGING COLLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE IN THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR

Dr. Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo is working with the Children’s Centre Project (CCP) looking at the way knowledge is used, transferred, maintained and changed within the CCP partner organisations. The CCP was initiated by the National Children’s Bureau in early 2001 and brought together a group of organisations to explore the opportunities afforded by shared accommodation. Through meeting and discussion a wider vision emerged of changing the way in which the voluntary sector works together, to raise the profile of children’s issues and provide a resource to agencies seeking to develop innovative ways of working.

Although the voluntary sector is rich in collective knowledge, it is often slow to exploit it as a resource. Children’s charities need to work together to improve their collective knowledge gathering and think about new and improved methods of dissemination. The research seeks to understand the processes by which people individually and collectively organize focusing on the way organisational knowledge helps or constrains them to do so.

http://www.childrenscentre.org.uk

THE ARGENTINEAN ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE EXPERIENCE

Dr. Miguel Imas from Kingston Business School is looking at the organisational change process that is taking place in Argentina. Argentina’s market economy collapsed in 2001 provoking a rejection of traditional and well-known forms of organising and management, i.e., rejection of hierarchies, systems, profit-driven business, setting of goals, shareholders, etc. Consequently, since 2001, different kinds of organisation have began to emerge, new forms of organising that do not conform to what we generally assume, accept or ‘know’ about the practice and knowledge of organisation. The purpose of this study is to explore what is happening and how this change is taking place in order to:

1. Generate interest in new forms of organising that may result positively for other communities around the world.
2. Provide local knowledge and alternative ideas of how to organise and manage
3. Develop new meaning and understanding of the concept of organisation and management.

HRM MASTER FOR NORTHERN ITALIAN SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE COMPANIES.

http://www.adforma.com

Photos of the April 2004 visit from the ADFORMA HRM students to LSE to attend the seminar: "Knowledge and organising" given by Dr. Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo as part of the KODE and ADFORMA collaboration.
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Network Co-ordinator
Dr. Lucia Garcia-Lorenzo
Social Psychology Department
LSE, Houghton Street,
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 020 7955 7996
E-mail: L.Garcia@lse.ac.uk
KODE is collaborating with Adforma. Secretary: Jacqueline Crane, S302
Email address: j.c.crane@lse.ac.uk

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