About us

As an independent researcher I engage in applied research and action learning  projects around knowledge, innovation and intellectual capital that are difficult or new and require ideas, ingenuity and initiative to explore. Such research often emerges in the space between universities, society, and business, and requires boundary spanning between these different worlds.

Knowledge Dialogues was established in 1997 in Hong Kong to create public discourses around all aspects of “knowledge” in business and society.

I am working with universities, think tanks, business and non-profit organisations, as well as government and inter-governmental agencies across the Asia-Pacific region, India and Europe.

Most projects are conducted in alliances with third parties in order to prototype and co-create new ideas and actions.


Waltraut Ritter

Knowledge Dialogues

G.P.O. 33976 Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, S.A.R.

Email: ritter (at) knowledgedialogues.com




Selected publications:

Ritter, W. (2016) Hong Kong’s Smart City Plan http://www.abhk.org/hong-kongs-smart-city-plan-can-it-create-a-more-liveable-resilient-city/

Ritter, W. 2015 (Guest editor)  “Knowledge Cities”  iKNOW Magazine, Vol 5, Issue 1, Feb 2015, IKI-SEA Bangkok University http://en.calameo.com/books/0000062857cdf3d1411eb

Ritter, W. 2014 “Myanmar: Developing a Knowledge Society from Scratch” Myanmar Business Today, 3 Feb 2014 http://mmbiztoday.com/articles/myanmar-developing-knowledge-society-scratch

Ritter, W. 2012. “The Value of Open Information” South China Morning Post, 9 August 2012, page A13

Ritter, W. 2012. Geography of Knowledge in the Greater Pearl River Delta: An Analysis of an Emerging Clean Technology Cluster in a Mega-region. Research paper, National University of Singapore, Asia Research Centre conference http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/showfile.asp?eventfileid=671

Raghav V. Sampangi, Waltraut Ritter, N.V. Vighnesh, H.C. Ashish Ray2012. The Knowledge City Index: a Case Study of Mysore. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 3, 193-213

H. Chung, W. Ritter, N. Sharif. 2011. The Value of Networks in HK Science and Technology Parks: An empirical study on network linkages with reference to Hong Kong’s Uniqueness. Conference paper for the International Association of Science and Technology Parks World Conference

Chu, Samuel; Suliman Hawamdeh, Waltraut Ritter. 2010. Managing Knowledge for Global and Collaborative Innovation. Series on Innovation and Knowledge Management Vol 8. New Jersey, London, Singapore: World Scientific

Ritter, W. 2009. Are Think Tanks an Indicator for Societal Progress? Paper at 3rd OECD Forum on Statistics, Knowledge, and Policy http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/22/1/43596145.pdf

Ritter, W. 2006. Knowledge City – A new Concept? http://www.bu.ac.th/knowledgecenter/epaper/july_dec2010/pdf/P_104-108.pdf  Journal of Knowledge Management, Bangkok University

Ritter, W. 2005. Hong Kong’s Position as Knowledge Society  http://www.cedb.gov.hk/citb/psdas/content/doc/2003-1-38/Research%20Publication.pdf

Pilot Survey on Knowledge Management in Hong Kong .2000 http://www.execed.hku.hk/PKKI/rc_knowledgemgt.html


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