Knowledge Risk and its Management with Haley Tsang


2018-01-13 12:00 to 16:00


"Room BC404, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom"

Bi-Monthly Practitioner's Gathering and talk on Knowledge Risk

This time we will combining the Practitioner's Monthly Gathering with a talk by Miss Haley Tsang on Knowledge Risk. We will start with a lunch in PolyU, then move to a quieter room to listen to Haley tell us about her Master's research on Knowledge Risk (see the abstract below). This is an important and current topic as a recent discussion on the KMP open discussion WhatsApp group shows - should companies allow social media apps on internal computers? Feel free to just join the lunch or the talk, or hopefully both, Either way be prepared for an afternoon of sharing and learning!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

  • 12:00 Lunch (Chinese Rest 4/F Communal Bulding)
  • 13:50 Move to BC404
  • 14:00 Networking
  • 14:15 Sharing on knowledge risk and its management with Haley Tsang
  • 15:00 Discussion
  • 16:00 End

If you wish to join the lunch and/or the talk please sign up here.

Abstract: Sharing on knowledge risk and its management

Most Knowledge Management (KM) programs emphasize on the importance of capturing, retaining and sharing of organizational knowledge among its stakeholders. As the benefits of these processes could not be realized in the short term, the senior management often has a lack of sense of urgency to plan and launch KM. To overcome this, another approach could be the assessment of knowledge risk and its disastrous effects on the daily operation of  a company. Knowledge risk refers to the potential threats caused by improper management of knowledge. For example, leakage of trade secrets to outsiders and loss of critical knowledge because of system security problem and employee turnover respectively may negatively affect the reputation or even the competitiveness of companies. A risk tool has been developed by the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to assess the knowledge risk factors of companies systematically and reliably. It has been tested in various companies with encouraging results and feedback, thus promising to move KM to more business territories. In this session, Haley will briefly share her master research on knowledge risk as well as the risk tool developed.

Free - lunch will be shared expense, plus HK$20 voluntary donation



Miss Haley TSANG

Haley is currently a PhD student at The University of Hong Kong. She recently graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and holds a double degree – BEng (Hons) and BBA (Hons) from the same university. During her study, she obtained several scholarships and was listed on the Dean’s Honours List of Outstanding Students. In 2016, she was awarded with the best paper and presentation in the PhD and Masters Colloquium in the 8th European Conference on Intellectual Capital. Her research interests include risk management, knowledge management and intellectual capital.

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