Originally posted 27-Oct-22

Stan Garfield


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. Kirsimarja is the Director of the Futuremote research consortium.

She was awarded second place in the Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards at ECKM (European Conference for Knowledge Management) 2022. Her topic was Fast Expert Teams: Cross-Boundary Knowledge Co-Creation for Solving Complex Problems in Digital Platforms.


  • 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



Fast Expert Teams — a new way to collaborate

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


Other Content

Trust in Knowledge-Based Organizations

Knowledge Transfer in Service-Business Acquisitions with Miia Kosonen



Stan Garfield

Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager https://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/