Module Identifier IL32810  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor David Ellis  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mrs Christine Urquhart, Mr Hugh Preston, Dr Judith Preston  
Course delivery Lecture   8 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment Assignment   A concept map   25%  
  Essay   Essay analysing an issue of knowledge management and including a literature review of circa 1,500 words.   75%  

Brief description

The course will explore the key concepts and techniques of knowledge management, which is concerned with the effective management of an organizations intellectual capital. The course will the examine relationship between information and knowledge management and information strategy and knowledge management. The course will focus on the role of knowledge and information in decision making and on their contribution to strategic and management information systems. The relationship between knowledge and information and, organizational culture and politics will be studied. Knowledge and information management techniques including knowledge and information audits and communication mapping will be analysed as well as the role of gatekeepers and intranets in the knowledge management process. Case studies of knowledge and information management practices in the private and public sectors will be used to highlight the role of knowledge management in practice.