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MGT2008 Managing Knowledge

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Management and Marketing

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <//>.


The emerging knowledge economy is the basis for new knowledge-intensive industries. These industries need effective knowledge management strategies in order to conduct their core business. It is recognised today that tremendous amounts of knowledge are locked up inside organisations. It requires a dedicated effort to harness human capital and manage knowledge in order to ensure that optimal value is added to the knowledge which is available. In the knowledge economy leaders and managers need to understand new forms of best practice for how they manage knowledge and knowledge workers in modern-day organisations. Competitiveness in the knowledge economy will increasingly be driven by the capabilities of organisations to manage knowledge. The main objective of knowledge management is to achieve higher levels of organisational effectiveness, efficiency and competitiveness in emerging knowledge-based markets. This course examines the rise of the knowledge-intensive organisation and its broad relationship to the new demands of the knowledge economy. Key elements of the course consider the nature and purpose of knowledge and knowledge work. These elements are considered together with the roles of knowledge managers and knowledge workers. These connections form the basis for having purposeful knowledge management strategies and systems for developing high performance knowledge organisations. Current and prospective managers and leaders are introduced to essential knowledge management principles. This will help them move toward a more strategic use of knowledge in organisations.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External