Knowledge Management

Course code MNGT3002
Available in 2015
2015 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

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

EBUS1010 or INFO1010, and EBUS2010 or BUSN1100

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid-term Test

Written Assignment: Group Case study Analysis Report

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

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