This is a third year management unit in the Bachelor of Business specialising in Management and Innovation. Students investigate the significance of managing knowledge within organisations for successful collaborative innovations. The subject includes the following topics: sources and forms of knowledge; organisational memory and learning; developing knowledge systems; documents in electronic environments; and knowledge management tools. Students will investigate the alignment of knowledge management and business strategy for innovation, and discuss managing an innovative culture and change. The knowledge management strategy will be used to demonstrate the value of knowledge management practices.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Synthesise and apply knowledge management theory and concepts to analyse practical knowledge issues in both domestic and international context;  
  2. Critically evaluate priorities and articulate key issues in complex knowledge management problems;  
  3. Work effectively as a member of a team, including multidisciplinary teams, able to draw on, recognise and value the knowledge and contributions of others and balance team and individual goals; and  
  4. Demonstrate autonomous, self-directed learning skills and habits.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Annotated Bibliography Review of 5 Research Articles (500 words) 20%
Creative Works KM Game Creation & Application with Rationale (Group) 30%
Journal Weekly Learning Reflective Journal x5 (individual) 20%
Project Critical Exploratory Report & Presentation Project (Group) 30%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation KM Game Development (Group) 20%
Essay Essay on Literature (Individual) 20%
Case Study Case Study Report (Group) 20%
Examination Final exam 40%

Required reading

Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice (3rd ed.).
Dalkir, K. (2018).
Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Reading lists for sessions are available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

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