College of Management and Technology
Dr. Phlypo actively studies business & economic model innovation, specializing in social innovation, knowledge management, and leadership. This research has led to expertise in the anatomy of for-profit, ‘bridging organizations’ and their uses of external communities as a key enabler to success in their disruptive business model. She has Integrated her background of knowledge management, and product development processes to develop a model by which entrepreneurs can establish enterprises that work coherently with communities of like-minded people.
A recent, specific application of her research is to develop new business model innovations in the field of talent recruiting and human resource management. Dr. Phlypo presented at the European Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in September 2013. Dr. Phlypo has also just contributed to a book entitled Smarter Innovation. Phlypo, K. (2014). Smarter innovation. K. Pugh (ed.) London: Ark Group. She will also be presenting a paper at the E-learning and Pedagogy conference in November 2015 on Mentoring in an on-line environment.
Previously Dr. Phlypo spent 20+ years within automotive engineering and manufacturing at General Motors. She held the role of Global Knowledge Manager within GM Engineering until 2012. In this capacity, she facilitated 140 expert teams, and coached a broad cross-functional spectrum of engineering disciplines globally, with the primary focus being on the contextual reuse of the enterprises’ explicit knowledge, and enabling effective global collaboration. She completed more than 3500 coaching sessions, as well as sponsored and facilitated several workshops aimed at developing a common domain view for the KM international, interdisciplinary professional community. She is the co-author of the Knowledge Management and application domain published in 2010. Currently, Dr. Phlypo positive social change initiatives involve mentoring to women reentering the workforce, as well as supporting Heftier international program for small villages.