About: Christine van Winkelen

I have worked with the Henley Knowledge Management Forum since it was established in 2000 project managing and directing research activities and special interest groups. I was Director of the Forum from January 2004 until February 2009. I am actively involved in a number of KM-related research projects at Henley Business School. My particular research interests include the leadership, people and decision-making aspects of knowledge management. My aim is to form a ‘bridge’ between academic and practitioner aspects of knowledge management. I have published papers and articles in academic and practitioner journals, and co-authored with Professor Jane McKenzie the book Understanding the Knowledgeable Organization: Nurturing Knowledge Competence, published by Thomson Learning in 2004, as well as “Knowledge Works: The Handbook of Practical Ways to Identify and Solve Common Organizational Problems for Better Performance,” published by Wiley & Sons Ltd in 2011. Previously, I spent 15 years working in high-technology multinational companies, starting out as a physicist at GEC’s Hirst Research Laboratories and completing a PhD studying novel liquid crystalline polymers. I progressed through human resource management roles at Nortel and then Motorola’s GSM Infrastructure division in the UK. I became project manager of a strategic environmental project before becoming a product manager for the $200m Motorola GSM Infrastructure ancillary products business. I am now a freelance academic and writer, tutoring strategy, knowledge management and research methods courses on MBA programmes at three UK business schools. I am a Visiting Academic Fellow at Henley Business School.

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