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SOMA 4713: Knowledge Management


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course of knowledge management bequeath to students with the new management area; in the fundamental principles, theories, practices and practical aspect and presentation of lacit, explicit and implicit knowledge. More so how to identify individual workers, new or continuing workers with the exceptional skill. Also how to create a learning organization through the application of various listed means of creation by Peter Sage (1985), Prof. D. A.  Garvin (Oxford University (1998)) or any renowned author on the topic.

There is the technical expectation from the presentation of knowledge management to students. It is expected that every worker becomes computer literate, likewise the whole organization. Any computer software or hardware being used must be upgraded at any given time and date.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the semester, students are supposed to be equipped with the following:

  • History and development of knowledge management
  • Different definitions and analysis of knowledge management philosophy
  • Dynamic nature of the subject
  • Identification of knowledge Persons
  • Storage, usage and classification of Knowledge management
  • Application of computer in administration, management and business organization
  • Change management
  • Creation of a knowledge organization/learning organization
  • Application of knowledge management in all aspects of management, business administration
  • Theories of knowledge management
  • Be able to apply the studies in solving personal organizational problems.

 

COURSE FORMAT/ OBJECTIVE:

The course of knowledge management is a current/modern course which is a perfectionist one.

Knowledge management is meant to educate students, learners as well as teachers and researchers on the need to train oneself on how to identify human resource with specialist or exceptional values and qualities. It also educates the stakeholders on how to do work with distinct, that and professional exegesis

Similarly, management of administrative and Business organizations must ensure that the exceptional skilled individuals and group of individual workers are exploited to effectively apply their exceptional skills in production of value/quality products or services. Commodity product/service produced must have standard qualities, purpose and usage.

 

REQUIRED READINGS:

  • Garvin, D. A. (2000). Learning in action: a guide to putting the learning organization to work. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Fuller, S. (2001). Knowledge Management Foundation.  Routledge
  • Senge, P. (2006). The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization. 2nd ed. Random House Business.
  • Senge, P. (1999). The Dance of Change: The chanllenges of sustaining momentum in learning organization. Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

 

PREREQUISITES: NONE            

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT:

End of semester exams: 60%; Mid Semester exams: 15%; Continuous assessment: 10%; Class attendance: 10%; Class work: 5%