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Syllabus ( SSTR 667 )


   Basic information
Course title: Knowledge Management
Course code: SSTR 667
Lecturer: Dr. Hülya TÜRKCAN
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: In this course, by deeply examining the concepts of knowledge and management; it is aimed to provide a wider perspective to the participants concerning the current populer area "Knowledge Management"
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. List the types of knowledge and discuss the ways of conversion from one to another

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  2. Analyse the organizational problems associated with management of knowledge

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  3. Analyse how different types of knowledge influence the design of knowledge management systems, organizational structure and processes.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  4. Assess how knowledge assets relate to value creation

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  5. Discuss the importance of intellectual capital in today's competitive business environments

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    5. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction of course syllabus and general overview
Week 2: An introduction to knowledge management
Week 3: Data, information, knowledge
Week 4: Types of the knowledge
Week 5: Converting tacit to extrinsic knowledge
Week 6: Knowledge creation
Week 7: Knowledge transfer
Week 8: Knowledge sharing
Week 9: Midterm exam
Week 10: Knowledge management tools
Week 11: Organizational learning and learning organizations
Week 12: Organizational memory and information technologies
Week 13: Knowledge economy
Week 14: Intellectual capital
Week 15*: Unlearning
Week 16*: Final examination
Textbooks and materials: Akgün, A.E., Keskin, H. & Günsel, A., Bilgi Yönetimi ve Öğrenen Örgütler, 2009, Eflatun Y.

Dretske, F.I., Knowledge and the Flow of Information, 1999, Stanford, CA: CLSI Publications.
Recommended readings: Laudon, K.C., & Laudon, J.P. (2009) Essentials of Management Information Systems, 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson

Nonaka, I. & Takeuchi, H., The Knowledge-Creating Company, 1995, Oxford University Press.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 9 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 14 20
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 7 12
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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