Patricia Wolf: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019
|Name|| Prof. Dr. Patricia Wolf|
(Professor Hochschule Luzern (HSLU))
|Field||Organizational Development and Change|
|Department||Management, Technology, and Economics|
|363-0792-00L||Knowledge Management |
Number of participants limited to 48.
|1 credit||2G||P. Wolf|
|Abstract||The course introduces theoretical concepts of Knowledge Management from the perspective of two different social sciences: Organization Studies/Management and Sociology. Common Knowledge Management approaches, methods and tools will be presented, and the participants will have the opportunity to test some of them.|
|Objective||The efficient management of knowledge as a resource of an organization is considered to be a major source of competitive advantage. The course aims at |
- introducing participants to the most common knowledge management theories,
- raising their awareness on opportunities and barriers to attempts of managing knowledge in organizations
- drawing a realistic picture of what can be achieved by managers in the frame of knowledge management initatives by what means and approaches.
|Content||The course is building on a systemic-constructionist perspective of knowledge. From this perspective, knowledge is understood as co-constructed by people in interactions. Such a theoretic perspective looks at systemic (organizational) structures and the interplay between individuals and these structures in processes of knowledge generation and transformation. |
Next to an introduction into knowledge management theories, the course will also present participants with knowledge management approaches and tools.
|Lecture notes||None. Participants will be provided with slides before the course.|
|Literature||Relevant literature (3-5 articles) will be send to the students at least four weeks before the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||There will be a term work assignment - reports to be handed in in the second half of May. Students will work on an own KM case study.|