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ITIS31 Research in Knowledge Management (Set Book Exam) 5 ECTS
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Degree Programme in Information Studies and Interactive Media
Information Studies and Interactive Media
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2011 – 2012
ITIMS31 Knowledge Management 4 ECTS

General description

Course deals with research in knowledge management.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course a student is expected to be able to:

-be familiar with the basic concepts and research topics in the area of organizational learning and knowledge management
-master the key research areas and trends in knowledge management
-know the key ideas and principles of knowledge management in practice and can analyze them from the viewpoint of supporting organizational work practices
-be familiar with core theories in knowledge management research


Knowledge management theories and practice, organizational learning theories, knowledge sharing, supporting collaborative work in organizations. Different types of knowledge.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

  • Huysman & de Wit, Knowledge sharing in practice. Kluwer. 2002.

AND one (1) book of the following:

  • Gherardi, Organizational knowledge: the texture of workplace learning. Blackwell. 2006.
  • Patriotta, Organizational knowledge in the making: How firms create, use and institutionalize knowledge. Oxford University Press. 2003.
  • Senge, The fifth discipline: the art and practice of the learning organization. Doubleday. 1994 (or newer edition).

AND two (2) articles from the following:

  • Blair, Knowledge management: Hype, hope, or help? Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 (12): 1019-1028. 2002. Verkossa Nellin kautta: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.10113/pdf
  • Blackler, Knowledge, knowledge work and organizations: an overview and interpretation. Organization Studies, 16(6): 1021-1046. 1995. Verkossa Nelli/Ebsco: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=3&hid=104&sid=9b2e9b28-c943-4061-836d-45f1fb02e7d8%40sessionmgr104
  • Brown, J.S & Duguid, P. (1991) Organizational learning and communities-of-practice: Toward a unified view of working, learning, and innovation. Organization Science 2, 40-57. Verkossa Nelli/JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2634938
  • Orlikowski, Knowing in practice: Enacting a collective capability in distributed organizing. Organization Science, 13(3), 249-273. 2002. Verkossa Nelli/JSTOR:  http://www.jstor.org/stable/3086020

Belongs to following study modules

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