Knowledge Management

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.

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