Dr. Rivadávia C. Drummond de Alvarenga Neto is Clinical Assistant Professor of WP Carey Business School at Arizona State University. He was President of HSM Educação Executiva in São Paulo, and was formerly Rector of the University Center of Belo Horizonte (UNIBH) and Associate Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral, a Brazilian business school ranked 16th best business school in the world and the best in Latin America according to the Financial Times Executive Education ranking 2008. He holds a PhD in Information Science from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Federal, and has attended executive programs at Harvard Business School (Boston and Shanghai) and the Darden School of Business (University of Virginia).

Rivadávia speaks regularly on the subject of knowledge management and he conducted the first in depth qualitative study within the Brazilian organizational context in 2005. Since 2001 he's been working with many international firms, such as Petrobras, Embrapa, ONS, Astra Zeneca, Linde, ABN Amro Bank, Anglo American, among others. His newest book was recently released in Brazil (Knowledge Management in Organizations, Editora Saraiva, São Paulo, Brazil, 2008).

Research interests: Innovation, Knowledge Management, Organizational Design, Business Model Generation and Educational Management.

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Dr Rivadávia de Alvarenga Neto was Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Information, January - June 2009.

Alvarenga Neto, Rivadávia & Choo, C.W. 2010. Beyond the Ba: Managing Enabling Contexts in Knowledge Organizations. Journal of Knowledge Management 14(4): 592-610. [PDF]