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Knowledge Intensive Organisations PG (9667.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Creative and Cultural Practice


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    This unit introduces students to current and sometimes opposing theoretical approaches to knowledge and information management. It includes a strategic and traditional approach to knowledge management, as well as practice-based theory and complexity theory in organisational settings. Approaches to the management of information and knowledge, include transferring, safeguarding and maximising use in the interests of tactical and strategic organisational outcomes. Topics include the systematic determination of information and knowledge needs of organisations; the creation, capture, and maintenance of relevant information and knowledge as intellectual capital; communities of practitioners; circulation of knowledge in organisations; knowledge cultures; and approaches to emergent, spontaneous and unmanageable forms of organisational knowledge.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Consider and utilize divergent knowledge management perspectives and theories;

    2. Design, evaluate and analyse the processes involved in capturing, contextualising, valuing and sharing an organisations intellectual assets;

    3. Design, evaluate and implement a systematic approach to identifying and mapping organisational knowledge and information needs;

    4. Understand the importance of organisational culture in managing of organisational knowledge;

    5. Analyse knowledge circulation and cultures in organisations; and

    6. Evaluate and critique current theoretical approaches to the management of organisational knowledge.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week.





    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    8306 Knowledge and Information Management Processes PG AND 9486 Knowledge Management Principles PG.

    Equivalent Units

    8306 Knowledge and Information Management Processes PG AND 9486 Knowledge Management Principles PG.

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