Knowledge management

Objectives and competences :
The main objective of the course is to present the basics of the discipline of Knowledge management and to acknowledge students with the key issues in the processes of knowledge management in organizations. Students will be able to start the development of knowledge management processes in organizations. Intended learning outcomes : 1. Students will understand the processes taking place in the area of the creation, dissemination and application of knowledge in the organization 2. Students will get acquainted with the tools for knowledge management in the organization 3. Students will acquire the ability to distinguish between technical and social tools for interventions in the field of knowledge management 4. Students will acquire the skills for the shaping of strategies (based on case studies) of the knowledge management in the organization 5. Students will learn how to establish and implement the strategy and the role of knowledge management in the organization.

Contents of the course :
In the introductory part of the course, students will be presented with epistemology of knowledge : from the ancient approach to the modern approaches. They will be introduced to different historical perspectives on knowledge such as rationalism, empiricism, functionalism, structuralism, etc. Special attention will be given to : main principles of knowledge organization, organizational learning and different models of knowledge management ; matching knowledge strategies to business strategies, implementation of knowledge management tools for identification, creation, transfer, sharing and implementation of knowledge in organizations. Our focus will be on understanding the organizational level and the dynamic aspect of the above mentioned processes. The studied phenomena will be analysed from different perspectives such as the intellectual capital perspective and the human resource perspective.

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