Module Identifier ILM9610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Professor David Ellis  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Christine J Urquhart, Mr Hugh J Preston, Dr Judith E Preston  
Course delivery Other   4 Hours Case studies of knowledge and information management practices in the private and public sectors, used to highlight the role of knowledge management in practice.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   1 Hours  
  Lecture   6 Hours 6 lectures x 1 hour  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment report 2,500 words  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

Knowledge management is a developing professional and academic specialism relating closely to the disciplines of information management and human resource management, from which it draws some of its foundations as well as introducing concepts and techniques of its own. The module would be directly relevant to the career needs and aspirations of students on the information and library management courses and would be highly topical for students on courses in the broader management environment.
Knowledge management is concerned with the effective management of an organisation's intellectual capital. The module will examine the relationship between information and knowledge management and information strategy and knowledge management.


The aims of the module are to:

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Abell, A. and N. Oxbrow (2001) Competing with knowledge: the information professional in the knowledge management age London: Library Association Publishing
Baumard, P. (1999) Tacit Knowledge in Organizations London: SAGE
Boisot, M. H. (1998) Knowledge Assets: securing competitive advantage in the knowledge economy Oxford: Oxford University Press
Choo, C. W. (1998) The Knowing Organization: how organizations use information to constitute meaning, create knowledge and make decisions Oxford: Oxford University Press
Davenport, T. H. (1997) Information Ecology: mastering the information and knowledge environment Oxford: Oxford University Press
Davenport, T. H. and L. Prusak (1998) Working knowledge Harvard: Harvard University Business School Press
** Recommended Consultation
Harryson, S. J. (2000) Managing Know-Who based companies Cheltenham: Edward Page Publishing
Malhotra, Y. (ed.) (2000) Knowledge management and virtual organizations Hershey PA. Idea Group Publishing
Nonaka, I. and H. Takeuchi (1995) The Knowledge-Creating Economy: how Japanese companies create the dynamic of innovation Oxford: Oxford University Press

(1998) Harvard Business Review on Knowledge Management Harvard: Harvard University Business School Press


This module is at CQFW Level 7