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Dr. Linda Stoddart – Research Program Coordinator

MBU Faculty: Dr. Linda Stoddart

Dr. Linda Stoddart is the Research Program Coordinator at MBU. In addition to that, she also teaches Leadership and Innovation. She was formerly the Academic Director of the Master of Science program in Information and Knowledge Strategy of Columbia University. Previously, Dr. Stoddart held the position of Director of Knowledge Management at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and was the Director of the Bureau of Information Services of the International Labor Organization (ILO), in Geneva. From 1992 to 1999, as Director of Information Systems at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, based in Geneva and later in Zimbabwe, she lead the implementation of a global knowledge management strategy in field delegations and Red Cross national societies worldwide. Dr. Stoddart also worked at IMD, (International Institute for Management Development) in Lausanne, as Director of Information Services. She has a Ph.D from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and is the author of a number of articles and other publications on knowledge strategy issues and other related topics.


Emerging leadership opportunities and new roles for knowledge professionals. (London: Business Information Review, 2012, 29(4), pp. 215-220)

Redefining leadership roles for knowledge strategists in the 21st century economy. (London, December 2011, Online Information Conference Proceedings).

Information outreach and knowledge sharing in the UN: new approaches. (Quebec City, August, 2008, IFLA Conference Proceedings.)

Organizational culture and knowledge sharing at the United Nations: using an intranet to create a sense of community. (Chichester, John Wiley and Sons, 2007, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 182-189).

Working together on internal communications: a case study from the United Nations on the development of is intranet. Online Information Conference Proceedings. (London: 2006, pp.127-132).

Innovation and change: transforming United Nations libraries. Online Information Conference Proceedings, (London: 2005, pp. 21-26)

Is information really used in decision making? Online Information 2004 Conference Proceedings, (London: 2004, pp. 15-17)

Learning to manage with knowledge, Newsletter, United Nations High Level Committee on Management, May 2002.

Managing intranets to encourage knowledge sharing: opportunities and constraints (London: MCB, Online Information Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2001).

Managing information for disasters. In: Disaster and After (London: Taylor Graham Publishing, 1999, pp. 9-28).

Information Requirements for Disaster Management, 1998 (PhD thesis). University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Scenario Based Identification and Structuring of Information Needs for the Response to Complex International Crises (with John R. Harrald). In: Proceedings of the International Emergency Management Society Conference 1998, Washington, D.C., The George Washington University, 1998, pp. 295-306.

From information management to the “knowledge agency”. (Oxford, Oxford University Press, World Disasters Report, 1997, pp. 35-43).

Electronic networking and data communications for disaster relief management. In: Proceedings of the International Emergency Management and Engineering Conference 1996. Montreal, Ecole des Mines de Paris, 1996, pp. 177-188.

The use of the Internet in the development of a global network for disaster management for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (London, Program: Vol. 29, No. 7/8, 1992.

Addressing value through a CD-Rom network (London, Aslib Information, Vol. 20, no. 7/8, 1992).

The International Labour Organisation Library in Geneva. In: International Documentation (Infonortics Ltd., Wiltshire, UK, 1991, pp. 31-35).

An international information system on conditions of work (Journal of Information Science, Vol. 7, 1983.

Conditions of Work and Quality of Working Life: Directory of Institutions (Editor), International Labour Office, 1981, 2nd edition, 1986.

Conditions of Work Digest (semi-annual), International Labour Office, Geneva, 1980-1986 (Editor).

Trade Information Exercise Kit (International Trade Centre, Geneva, 1980).

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