MPH_ZNMG Knowledge management

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mag. Dr. Eva Born (lecturer)
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Rainer Born (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Ondráček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Peter Kelemen (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mag. Dr. Eva Born
Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Vlasta Radová
Supplier department: Department of Corporate Economy - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MPH_ZNMG/01: Tue 10:00–11:50 S311, E. Born, T. Ondráček
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The ways in which organizations create, communicate, and argue knowledge are different. However, they have a long-term impact on the organizational performance as they affect the results of decision-making and negotiation of the organization's members. This course examines how effective, flexible, and innovative organizations in the so called society 4.0 create, communicate, and argue their knowledge. The aim of the course is to map existing research in this area and to support the idea that the combination of knowledge management and sensitive management of social relationships is essential for the creation and updating of effective approaches to solving the original task of knowledge management in the organization, by promoting its flexibility and innovativeness.
Learning outcomes
Student will be in particular able to:
- reproduce the main issues in the area of knowledge management;
- understand basic concepts of knowledge management;
- understand and design possible solutions to selected problems of knowledge management;
- implement these solutions in practice.
Syllabus
  • 1. session: Kick-off: Organization as a knowledge system: Introduction into the problem area (theoretical input and group game); content, aims, organization of the course, assignment of topics
    2. session: Prep Stage 1: Configuration, contingencies and life-cycles of organizations: Theoretical input, short test, presentations, discussions
    3. session: L&D1 Stage: Epistemic processes in learning organizations underlying their effectiveness (organizational epistemology): Theoretical input, short test, presentations, discussions
    4. session: L&D2 Stage: Relational presuppositions for organizational learning and knowledge management, knowledge, knowledge management, aspects of knowledge management: Theoretical input, short test, presentations, discussions
    5. session: L&D3 Stage: Structural presuppositions for organizational learning and knowledge management, the practice of knowledge management, final reflexion: Theoretical input, short test, presentations, discussions
    6. session: Written exam (for students which do not pass the minimum required points in a short test)
Literature
    required literature
  • Výukové materiály (k dispozici na začátku semestru)
  • HISLOP, Donald. Knowledge management in organizations: A critical introduction. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013. info
    recommended literature
  • TSOUKAS, Haridimos. Complex knowledge : studies in organizational epistemology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. x, 414. ISBN 9780199275588. info
Teaching methods
lectures, autonomous reading of academic literature, presentations, group discussions, group games, case study analyses, short tests, written exam
Assessment methods
All students responsibility is to read all mandatory readings. This will be examined through a short test at the beginning of sessions. Students which do not pass the minimum requirement (less than 50 %) will have to do a long exam. Thematic work (student presentation of an assigned topic), active in-class work.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021.
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