Semester 1, 2011Crawley |
Professor Peter Goldschmidt|
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Welcome to Information Management MGMT8560. This unit examines the relationship between information and communication technologies and the management of organisational information and knowledge. A firm’s information and knowledge resources are recognised as being fundamental to success in the knowledge-based economy and it is therefore imperative that managers can develop successful strategies for managing corporate knowledge. To do this, managers need to be conversant with the role and rapidly evolving capabilities of various information and communications technologies and applications which can facilitate the development and integration of knowledge assets - embodied in people, databases, raw products and processes. As a field of study, knowledge management has it roots in several disciplines including information systems, human resource management and organisational strategy. In this course we will examine how knowledge is created, acquired, shared, exchanged and combined and how information and communication technologies can facilitate these activities. By examining these and other processes, we will discuss what is required of organisations and their members and how they contribute to the success of organisations. On completion of the unit, it is expected that you will understand the complex nature of knowledge in organisations which will enable you to analyse, understand and implement knowledge management practices. Unit content
In this unit we will examine three broad modules with respect to knowledge management: The context of KM examines the organisational and strategic drivers of KM and discusses the basis of strategic knowledge management. Knowledge foundations will examine how knowledge management can be supported and facilitated through the effective management and application of information technologies and human resources. Knowledge applications focuses on specific techniques and approaches for developing knowledge resources and organisational processes for facilitating knowledge management Within each of these modules we will discuss the current and future potential that information technologies and emerging social software applications will have on the organisational strategy and practice. The goal of the unit
The goal of this unit is to introduce and discuss the concepts, frameworks and techniques associated with knowledge management as they are applied in today’s organisations. A multidisciplinary approach which draws from studies in information systems, management and organisation studies, and human resource management will provide students with a well rounded perspective enabling them to apply these concepts across a range of managerial functions.
On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
1.Understand the fundamental concepts in the...