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.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
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 organisations in order to identify and justify effective knowledge management strategies and activities
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
Lectures may include, but are not restricted to, the following topics:
- Structural arrangements that maximise the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
- Informal arrangements that maximise the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
- Human resource practices that maximise the effectiveness of knowledge management practices in different organisations and organisational types.
- Information technologies to enable knowledge management.
- Conditions for maximising creativity with in organisations.
- Organisational intellectual capital and its value in organisations.
In Term Test: In Class Exam
Written Assignment: Team Case Study
Formal Examination: Final Examination
Ourimbah, Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore
Integrated Learning Session
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.
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