Knowledge management is about organizing, development, and use of knowledge in such a way that it directly contributes to the competitive edge of a company. In the Knowledge Management course we will study the main themes in the field like 'KM models', 'knowledge management strategy', 'communities of practice and knowledge networks', 'knowledge discovery', 'knowledge management systems', and 'intellectual capital'.|
For a long time companies relied on the production factors: labor, capital and (raw) material, but today the main production factor is knowledge (P. Drucker). Organizations, such as corporate enterprises, non-profits, educational institutions and governmental agencies, face the continual struggle to transform vast amounts of data, information and content into usable and reusable knowledge. Globalization and technological developments force organizations into a continuous process of change and adaptation.
Alvin Toffler and Peter Drucker already noticed the consequences in the 80's of the previous century. They mention the rise of the information based or knowledge based organization. This new type of organizations mainly consists of so-called 'knowledge workers' that largely depend on knowledge to do their work. Knowledge workers work rather autonomously hence a different organization structure is required that typically consist of less management layers. The growing awareness of knowledge as a distinct factor of production and the need for a new management approach has led to a new field of study and practice - knowledge management.
Another driver has been the development of so called 'knowledge systems'. However, results of implementing such systems are not always as expected. Systems are not always aligned with work practices, people need to know how to trust and interpret information provided, providing information or sharing knowledge is not automatically a part of everybody's job routine.
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|"This course is mandatory for students in the MBI Master program. The course is also open to students from other programs including those from other faculties. Prequisite knowledge is a good understanding of organizational theory, management and ICT."|
"Number of students is limited due to the business game we play, so register as soon as possible.
This course is also open for students from other faculties. Before you subscribe please check the prerequisite knowledge for this course.
|Strategisch management, org.ontwikkeling;Kennistacquisitie en modellering|
Also note that this course can be taken as part of a minor in Information Science. So if you have a broader interest in Information Science then consider to subscribe for this minor."
|Verplicht materiaal-Aanbevolen materiaal|
|ArtikelenDistributed during the lectures|
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