COMMERCE 7036 - Knowledge Mngmt & Measurement (M)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code COMMERCE 7036 Course Knowledge Mngmt & Measurement (M) Coordinating Unit Business School Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge At least 2 courses within specialisation Course Description The course explores the emerging art and science of managing knowledge and measuring intellectual capital in modern organisations. Topics: the parameters of knowledge management, the knowledge-based economy, paradigms and principles for knowledge management, implementation and electronic tools for knowledge management, knowledge measurement and valuation.
Course Coordinator: Mr David Pender
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesKM&M addresses 4 areas which, between them, provide an understanding of the valuable role intangible assets play in business operations and business values.
A variety of methods are employed in course delivery – lectures & workshops, case studies, simulations, guided research and self study.
The course begins with an examination of the role that knowledge plays within contemporary organisations and the effect that intangibles have on business value.
The concepts and components of knowledge management are investigated – with particular emphasis on knowledge creation, maintenance and dispersal of knowledge and how that either creates competitive advantage or is pivotal in the mission delivery of not-for-profits. This leads to an understanding of knowledge creation systems. We will also use a series of tools that are utilised by practitioners in this area.
A key component of any management system comprises the ability to control measure and assess the assets (and their components) within an organisation. Several measurement models will be examined and we will apply these models to contemporary accounting standards.
Learning objectives for the course
- Understand the role that knowledge and intellectual capital play in modern organisations
- Understand how knowledge is created shared and disseminated in organisations
- Understand how knowledge and intellectual capital can be managed and measured
- Apply the concepts developed
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3,4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1,2,3,4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2,3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2,3,4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1,2,3,4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2,3,4
Required ResourcesText Books: Ashok Jashapara, 2011, Knowledge Management: an integrated approach, Second Edition, Prentice Hall
Topic(s) Reading(s) Case(s) Course and learning outline
What is knowledge?
What is knowledge management?
Single and double loop learning
Jashapara Chapters 1 and 2
Argyris C (1991), Teaching Smart People How to Learn, Harvard Business Review, May-June
Garvin DA (1993), Building a Learning Organization, Harvard Business Review, July-August
Jashapara Chapters 5 and 6
* Plato and leadership
* Carly Fiorina, CEO, Hewlett Packard
The Knowledge Creation Process
A Knowledge Based Theory of the Firm
Identifying knowledge Assets
Nonaka I (1991), The Knowledge Creating Company, Harvard Business Review, November-December
Nonaka I & Konno N (1998), The Concept of "Ba": Building a Foundation for Knowledge Creation, California Management Review, Vol 40 No 3
Arling PA & Chun MWS (2011), Facilitating new knowledge creation and obtaining knowledge management maturity, Journal of Knowledge Management Vol 15 No 5
Sveiby KE (2001), A knowledge-based theory of the firm to guide in strategy formulation, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol 2 No 4
Allee V (2000), The value evolution: Addressing larger
implications of an intellectual capital and intangibles
perspective, Journal of Intellectual Capital Vol 1 No 1
Hansen MT, Nohria N & Tierney T (1999) What’s Your Startegy for Managing Knowledge? Harvard Business Review, March-April
Jashapara Chapter 4
** BSW Learning before, during and after NASA case
Further readings will be advised
** NWL Collaboration
Communities of Practice
Sveib y K-E & Simons R (2002) Collaborative Climate and Effective Knowledge Work – an empirical study, Journal of Knowledge Management Vol 6 No 5
Sveiby K-E (2007), Disabling the context for Knowledge Work: the role of managers’ behaviours, Management Decision Vol 45 No 10
Lesser EL & Storck J (2001), Communities of practice and organizational performance, IBM Systems Journal Vol 40 No 4
Iaquinto B, Ison R & Faggian R (2011), Creating communities of practice: scoping purposeful design, Journal of Knowledge Management Vol 15 No 1
Internal Structures Jashapara Chapters 7 and 8 Social Networks
Value Network Analysis
Cross R, Parker A & Borgatti SP (2002), A bird’s-eye view: Using social network analysis to improve knowledge creation and sharing, IBM Institute for Knowledge-based Organizations
Parker A, Cross R & Walsh D (2001), Improving Collaboration with Social Network Analysis, Knowledge Management Review Vol 4 No 2
Cross R, Liedtka J & Weiss L (2005), A Practical Guide to Social Networks, Harvard Business Review, March
Allee V (2008), Value network analysis and value conversions of tangible and intangible assets, Journal of Intellectual Capital Vol 9 No 1
Allee V (2009), Value-creating networks: organisational issues and challenges, The Learning Organisation Vol 16 No 6
** SNA class case Measurement Danish Agency for Trade & Industry (2000), A Guideline for Intellectual Capital Statements
Mouritzen J et al (2002), Developing and managing knowledge through intellectual capital statements, Journal of Intellectual Capital Vol 3 No 1
Lev B, Extract
** ETI People Nonaka I & Takeuchi H (2011) Wise Leadership, Harvard Business Review, May
Hansen MT & von Oetinger B (2001), Introducing TShaped Managers, Harvard Business Review, March
Quinn JB, Anderson P & Finkelstein S (1996), Leveraging Intellect, Academy of Management Executive Vol 10 No 3
** Includes a Learning Mat Group exercise (assessable)
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course uses a combination of lectures, group discussions, learning mat exercises, simulations and self study
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