Knowledge, Work and Organisations (N1061)
Knowledge, Work and Organisations
Module details for 2011/12.
FHEQ Level 6
This module looks at the pivotal role that knowledge workers play in the creation, application and diffusion of knowledge within and between firms. The module considers new approaches to managing learning processes in the firm, including developments such as knowledge management and communities of practice and novel organisational structures that have emerged to coordinate knowledge-work activity. We will also explore diffusion of knowledge between firms through different types of knowledge worker communities and networks and the role of labour mobility. The module will moreover consider how certain skills are emerging to play a critical role in the knowledge economy, for example, consulting services and knowledge brokering. Finally, we will discuss how labour market institutions that impact careers, skills and training of knowledge workers shape different approaches to knowledge generation.
Module learning outcomes
Systematic understanding of the key concepts and theories about the nature and process of knowledge creation and transfer to organizations and the wider economy.
Comment on the characteristic features of the knowledge-based economy, and its impact on management practices and other aspects of organizational life.
Develop interpersonal skills through the use of group presentations, discussions and exercises.
Describe learning processes at the level of individuals and the role of human resources and knowledge management in generating knowledge.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Group Presentation||T2 Week 12 (20 minutes)||100.00%|
|Unseen Examination||End of Year Assessment||80.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Spring Teaching||WORKSHOP||2 hours||111111111111|
|Spring Teaching||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111111|
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Dr Matias Ramirez
Convenor, Assess convenor
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