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Background, Vision & Mission

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Behaviour and Knowledge Engineering Research Centre BAKE (former Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre) focuses on behaviour engineering and design of human-centered systems. The developed expertise can contribute to numerous technology and service developments in Hong Kong.

The Research Centre was set up in 2007 in the name of Knowledge Management Research Centre (KMRC) which was renamed as Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) in 2011.  It is unique of its kind in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Since the early 1990s, the importance of Knowledge Management (KM) to create an organization's competitive advantage has been widely recognised worldwide in the government, public and private sectors for the codification of information and knowledge, the processing of knowledge (the creation, capture, storage and conversion of knowledge from implicit to explicit), to the reporting and management of Intellectual Capital (IC), innovation and learning capability in firms and organisations. KM is an interdisciplinary and complex area of study by integrating technology-centred and human-centred approaches from the perspective of system science.

BAKE has a core group of well regarded practitioners and researchers with established track record in Organisational Learning (OL), Culture and Change, Intellectual Capital Management, Knowledge Audit, Knowledge Systems, and E-Learning. The Capabilities and competencies of the Centre are further strengthened by the international alliances it has formed with leading practitioners and renowned research centres worldwide.

The Centre's core work falls into three areas - Teaching/Training, Research, and Professional Services/Consultancy.  The Centre operates executive short course in knowledge management. Furthermore, numerous customised KM workshops have been designed and delivered for government departments and private enterprises in Hong Kong Mainland China, Australian, Malaysian and Brunei.

The Centre is actively engaged in various research activities and research projects and the research results have been disseminated through the publications of research papers. It has also participated in various exhibitions and organised seminars and training sessions for various industrial sectors. Over the past years, it has undertaken consultancy work in various sectors ranging from public utilities, aviation, government, manufacturing, social work, printing and publishing, as well as healthcare.


Vision and Mission

  1. To conduct applied research in areas associated with the interface of technology, human operators and knowledge systems in the recommendation of best practices.
  2. To promote the interdisciplinary area of behavioral and knowledge engineering, through research, consultancy, training for various industrial sectors, organizations and communities.
  3. To participate in joint research and collaborative projects with leading institutes and organizations.