Knowledge Information Systems - MAN00006I

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Harry Venables
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

The objective of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the business of managing the generation, formulation, dissemination, retention, storage, measurement, application, distribution, archival and disposal of corporate information and knowledge.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

The objective of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the business of managing the generation, formulation, dissemination, retention, storage, measurement, application, distribution, archival and disposal of corporate information and knowledge. The course will enable students to understand the relevance and significance of process-oriented management and knowledge management in the knowledge economy of the 21st century. Also it would help students to apply knowledge management theories to develop towards their own learning and record it in reflective journal.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand the objectives of knowledge management in modern businesses
  • Appreciate the need for equal consideration of technological, human and organisational aspects
  • Be aware of some major successes and failures of knowledge management in recent years.
  • Know how to go about tackling such a project in practice.

Module content

  • Basics of information systems and knowledge management
  • Information and knowledge management strategies
  • Role of Technology in Knowledge management
  • Knowledge management at different levels within the organisation
  • Knowledge management in Supply Chains
  • Knowledge management and organisational culture

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
3000 Word Essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
3000 Word Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy

Indicative reading

Jashapara, A. (2011), Knowledge Management: An Integrated Approach, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall: Harlow.



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