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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Introduces graduate students to general concepts, practice and development of knowledge management, and a managerial perspective of implementing strategic knowledge management in organisations.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to Strategic Knowledge Management 
Topic 2 KM Frameworks 
Topic 3 KM Strategies and Organisational Learning
Topic 4 Roles of Culture and People 
Topic 5 KM Activities and Tools
Topic 6 KM Metrics

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the complex undertaking of knowledge management, which involves people, culture and technology, and multiple disciplines as well
2 contrast various processes, models and tools to implement knowledge management in organisations
3 explain the links between knowledge management and corporate and business strategies for organisational effectiveness
4 critically analyse and review the experiences of organisations embracing knowledge management strategies
5 write a workplace-related report, proposing a knowledge management initiative, linking the application of knowledge management concepts and strategies to the workplace setting.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the complex undertaking of knowledge management, which involves people, culture and technology, and multiple disciplines as well
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    • GA2:
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    • GA6:
  2. contrast various processes, models and tools to implement knowledge management in organisations
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  3. explain the links between knowledge management and corporate and business strategies for organisational effectiveness
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    • GA4:
  4. critically analyse and review the experiences of organisations embracing knowledge management strategies
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. write a workplace-related report, proposing a knowledge management initiative, linking the application of knowledge management concepts and strategies to the workplace setting.
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Kimiz Dalkir, Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, 2nd edn, The MIS Press, Cambridge Massachusetts USA. ISBN: 978-0-262-01508-0.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.