Lucidea’s Lens: Knowledge Management Thought Leaders Part 26 — Kirsimarja Blomqvist

Stan Garfield

Stan Garfield

October 27, 2022

Kirsimarja Blomqvist is Professor for Knowledge Management at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Lappeenranta, Finland. Her professional interests include trust, knowledge management, collaborative innovation, digitalization, new forms of organizing, and digital platforms. She has published over 180 research articles in international academic journals, books, and conferences.

Kirsimarja serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Trust Research and on the editorial boards for Industrial Marketing Management and Journal of Organization Design. She is a founding and board member of First International Network of Trust Researchers (FINT) network comprising over 700 trust researchers around the world. She serves on the Academy of Finland Research Council for Culture and Society, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and Fulbright Finland.


  • Lappeenranta University of Technology – Professor for Knowledge management, 2002 – Present
  • Stanford University – Visiting Scholar, 2013-2015 and 2011-2012
  • Telia Sonera – Director, 1999-2007


  • Turku School of Economics, MSc, International Marketing
  • LUT University, PhD, Economics & Business Administration



Knowledge Management, Arts, and Humanities: Interdisciplinary Approaches and the Benefits of Collaboration edited by Meliha Handzic and Daniela Carlucci – Chapter 2 (with Anna-Maija Nisula): Understanding and Fostering Collective Ideation: An Improvisation-Based Method

Managing Innovation: Understanding and Motivating Crowds edited by Alexander Brem, Joe Tidd, and Tugrul Daim – Chapter 2 (with Miia Kosonen, Chunmei Gan, and Mika Vanhala): User Motivation and Knowledge Sharing in Idea Crowdsourcing

Understanding Trust in Organizations edited by Nicole Gillespie, Ashley Fulmer, and Roy Lewicki – Chapter 13 (with Lisa van der Werff and Sirpa Koskinen): Trust Cues in Artificial Intelligence: A Multi-Level Case Study in a Service Organization


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Stan Garfield

Stan Garfield

Please enjoy Stan’s blog posts offering advice and insights drawn from many years as a KM practitioner. You may also want to download a free copy of his book, Lucidea’s Lens: Special Librarians & Information Specialists; The Five Cs of KM from Lucidea Press, and its precursor, Proven Practices for Implementing a Knowledge Management Program. And learn about Lucidea’s Presto, SydneyEnterprise, and GeniePlus software with unrivaled KM capabilities that enable successful knowledge curation and sharing.

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