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Knowledge Management (E)

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Learning outcomes of course unit

The students
• Know alternative methods and concepts for generating knowledge from information and how knowledge can be translated into sustainable competitive advantages in order to make business successes or failures measurable.
• Can apply the fundamentals of knowledge identification and measurement in intellectual capital statements.
• Understand the basic knowledge management processes and can apply tools and instruments for knowledge work.
• Know how digitization can be used to build a knowledge management system in a company.

prerequisites and co-requisites

• Introduction to BWL
• Human Resources Management
• Organizational & Personnel Psychology

course contents

• Characteristics and features of knowledge societies
• Definition of knowledge and knowledge management
• Knowledge under consideration of the resource-based view and knowledge-based view
• Knowledge as a core resource in competition
• Knowledge generation, knowledge sharing, knowledge assurance
• Identification and measurement of knowledge, intellectual capital statements
• Fundamentals of learning organization
• Identification and structuring of business-relevant knowledge
• Design of knowledge organizations - instruments and processes
• Tools and instruments for knowledge workers

recommended or required reading

Döring, H. (2016). Wissensmanagement in Familienunternehmen. Wiesbaden: Springer.
Kohl, H., Mertins, K., & Seidel, H. (2016) (Hrsg.). Wissensmanagement im Mittelstand: Grundlagen – Lösungen – Praxisbeispiele. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
Nikodemus, P. (2017). Lernprozessorientiertes Wissensmanagement und kooperative Lernen: Konfiguration und Koordination der Prozesse. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.
North, K., & Kumta, G. (2018). Knowledge management: Value creation through organizational learning. Cham: Springer Verlag.
North, K., Maier, R., & Haas, O. (2018). Knowledge management in digital change: New findings and practical cases. Cham: Springer Verlag.
North, K. (2016). Wissensorienterte Unternehmensführung: Wissensmanagement gestalten. Wiesbaden: Springer Verlag.

assessment methods and criteria

• Seminar paper and
• Quiz

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

• 25 % of the event is covered by eLearning. A combination between online phases (inductive method for the independent acquisition of knowledge and the practice of tasks) and presence phases (deductive method, in which assistance is given in the learning process and knowledge is imparted via frontal lectures) is used.

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

English version will be available soon

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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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work placement(s)

not applicable