Knowledge Management

Course code MNGT3002
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables

Description

Knowledge is a distinct key to competitive business advantage. Knowledge Management sensitizes you to the importance and practice of the development and management of non-tangible worth (principally human-based knowledge) in modern organizations. The need for reciprocal concern for both structures and processes is important for dealing with organizational change and development. Recognizing graduate needs expressed by industry, the development and application of both technical and people management skills within Knowledge Management environments is emphasised.

Critical discussion and analysis of key theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge management enhances problem solving and communication attributes valued within the profession.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Explain the key theories and models that inform knowledge management

2. Critically apply theory to organizations in order to identify and justify effective knowledge management strategies and activites

3. Apply theory related to creative organisations

4. Access and evaluate current literature and research findings relating to knowledge management

5. Communicate clearly and effectively incorporating varying formats and technologies

6. Design problem solutions based upon research findings and critical assessment of current theory and practice

7. Reflect upon different knowledge management paradigms and their value to the organisation

8. Inform your practice by understanding the ethical and legal implications in managing knowledge

Content

Lectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

  1. Structural arrangements that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
  2. Informal arrangements that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
  3. Human resource practices that maximize the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
  4. Information technologies to enable knowledge management.
  5. Conditions for maximizing creativity with in organisations.
  6. Organisational intellectual capital and its value in organisations.

Assumed Knowledge

MNGT1001

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Knowledge cafe Report - formative

Written Assignment: Knowledge cafe Report - summative

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and UoN Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks