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Karl Erik S.

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Passion Unlike Most Consultants And Academics He Has Implemented His Concepts In His Own Company. Faithful To His Own Teachings He Does Not Believe In Lectures Or Information As Methods Of Transferring Knowledge
So He Develops Tools That Help Managers And Consultants Round The World Implementing The Concepts In Practice.

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A Founding Father of Knowledge Management
Karl-Erik is often described as one of the "founding fathers" of Knowledge Management, having pioneered many of the fundamental concepts.

In 1986 he published his first book in Swedish, “Kunskapsfretaget”, in which he explored how to manage the rapidly growing "Knowledge Companies", organisations that have no traditional production, only the knowledge and the creativity of their employees. It became an instant bestseller and he became the source of inspiration of the very early "Swedish movement" in knowledge management in both research and practice. His book published 1990 was the world?s first with "Knowledge Management" in the title.

Being owner and a manager of a publishing company for 20 years, which Karl-Erik was instrumental in developing into Sweden's largest in trade press Ekonomi & Teknik Farlag, he recognised the need to measure the intangible assets, and he went on pioneering accounting practices for intangible assets, testing them in his own company. Today he is professor, researcher, developer of tools and methodologies and advisor to corporations and governments worldwide.

Karl-Erik is principal of a global network of consultants named after him and professor in Knowledge Management at the Swedish Business School Hanken in Helsinki.

He has researched management of knowledge and knowledge organisations since the early 1980s, which makes him a bit of a veteran in the rapidly emerging research field, nowadays called Knowledge Management. He has published a large number of books on the subject, the first in 1986.

Having been a manager in this kind of business himself, his approach is practical and hands-on, rather than theoretical. And Karl-Erik does not believe much in lectures as a means of transferring knowledge. Why? He prefers to develop support tools for people to create their own knowledge based on their own reality.

An example is Tango the world’s only business simulation of the Knowledge Organisation and Tangonet - the on-line version, that Klas Mellander, Celemi, and he developed together.


Clients and Experience:
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ABB Switzerland, Sweden and Finland
Advice and recommendations on how to build a knowledge strategy for the IT group.
Education of managers on how to manage a knowledge business

China Light and Power, HongKong
Advice on how to build a knowledge focused strategy.

CSIRO Research Australia
Education of scientists and programme managers in managing a knowledge business, using business simulation Tango.
Recommendations have been contimously implemented since 1995.

Celemi, Sweden
Member of Advisory board
Advice on how to develop a knowledge focused strategy
Implementation of Intangible Assets Monitor
Recommendations have been continuously implemented since 1992.

Department for State & Regional Development, Victoria, Australia
Development of a Plan for implementing a Knowledge Management Strategy.

Department for Primary Industries, Queensland, Australia
Analysis of Corporate Plan and recommendations for implementation of knowledge-focused strategy.

Deloitte, Touche, Tohmatsu, Sweden & Australia
Continuous advice and recommendations on how to build a knowledge strategy for DTT. Recommendations have been implemented since 2000.

Ericsson, Sweden
Advice on how to create a knowledge focused strategy
Development of project “creative islands”
Education of managers on how to manage a knowledge business
Recommendations have been continuously implemented since 1990.

F-secure, Finland
Advice on how to build a knowledge focused strategy.

Hewlett Packard, USA and Asia Pacific
Education of managers in how to manage a knowledge business.
Recommendations have been continuously implemented since 1994.

LendLease Australia
Education of managers in how to manage a knowledge organisation.

Motorola, USA
Member of Advisory Board for KM
Development of Strategy for Motorola KM Office
Development of Conceptual framework for KM website
Adaptation of Baldridge Award scorecard for KM
Development of KM Handbook for Motorola
Continuous advisor role
Recommendations have been implemented since 1999.

Mobile Telephone Network, South Africa
Development of KM strategy for CKO
Identification of and advise on KM projects
Continuous advisor role
Recommendations have been continuously implemented since 1998.

Multimedia Development Corp, Malaysia
Advice to and education of managers in management of knowledge work
Education of managers in how to manage a knowledge organisation.

National Air Intelligence Command, US Air Force
Advice to senior executives and education of managers in management of knowledge work, knowledge workers and creation of collaborative climate.

National Air Space Agency, NASA, USA
Application of a Knowledge-based approach for space missions.

National Australia Bank
Education of managers in how to manage a knowledge organisation.

Nedcor Investment Bank, South Africa
Advice on globalisation in a knowledge-based industry

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Australia and worldwide
Development of Strategy for CKO Australia/Pacific region
Advise and participation in merger process
Identification of and advice on internal KM projects
Implementation of Intangible Assets Monitor for PwC
Input into conceptual KM framework for PwC globally
Recommendations were implemented 1998 - 2001.

Public Works and Housing, Queensland
Education of managers in how to manage a knowledge organisation.

Queensland Rail, Australia
Knowledge Management Readiness Assessment, analysis and report.

Scottish Enterprise, Scotland
A series of classes and seminars on knowledge-based strategies and implementation advice for the Board and managers throughout the organisation.

Volvo AB and Volvo IT, Sweden
Advice on knowledge-based strategies.


Other Clients
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Accenture, USA; BHP Australia; Cap Programator; Cultor Finland; Ernst & Young Sweden; Fuji Xerox Japan; Gadens Lawyers Australia; IBM Europe; Infosys India; Intel USA; Morgan & Banks Australia; MIMOS, Malaysia; National Mutual, Australia; Oracle USA; SAPPI, South Africa; Siemens Germany; Skandia Insurance Sweden; Steelcase USA

Academic Affiliations
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Professor (Chair) in Knowledge Management at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki.
Honorary professor at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia.
Honorary professor at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

 

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Karl Erik's Consulting Specialties

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41 Years of Experience

Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management Research
♦ Implementation of KM strategies
♦ Measuring of Intangible Assets
♦ Development of tools for applied KM and KM strategy implementation
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