2.9.2014 Visiting professor Dr. Salvatore Ammirato is a Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Energetic and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy, and External Researcher at the Centre for Research in Transnational Education, Leadership and Performance, University of Canberra, Australia. Since 2005, he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Management and Business Process Management. His main research interests are organizational learning, collaborative networks and business information management.He is co-writer of the book “Adaptive Decision Making and Intellectual Styles” (2013).
Knowledge management (KM) comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences. Such insights and experiences comprise knowledge, either embodied in individuals or embedded in organizations as processes or practices. Focus of this course is organizational concentrating on how an organization can be designed to facilitate knowledge processes best (see book Hawryszkiewycz, 2010). This course provides a student an ability to understand the connection between KM and strategic management. Many companies have today resources dedicated to internal KM efforts, often as a part of their business strategy, information technology, or human resource management departments. Several consulting companies also exist that provide strategy and advice regarding KM to these organizations. Focal theme in this course is organizational learning as a vehicle to gain competitive advantage for the company.