Department: PhD in Project Management
Module Description: The aim of this module is to teach the principles and technologies of knowledge management in the context of projectised organisations. A case study approach, as and where appropriate, will be adopted in introducing the course contents. The module covers the fundamental concepts in the study of knowledge and its creation, representation, dissemination, use and re-use, and management. The focus is on methods, techniques, and tools for computer support of knowledge management, knowledge acquisition and knowledge sharing in projectised organisations.
Bjorkman, I., Evans, P. and Pucik, V. (2019). ‘Managing knowledge in multinational firms’, in A. Pinnington and A. Harzing (eds.). International Human Resource Management. 5th edn. London: Sage, Ch. 10.
Bresnen, M., Edelman, L., Newell, S., Scarbrough, H. and Swan, J. (2003). Social practices and the management of knowledge in project environments. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 21(3), pp. 157-166.
Liebowitz, J. and Megbolugbe, I. (2003). A set of frameworks to aid the project manager in conceptualizing and implementing knowledge management initiatives. International Journal of Project Management, vol. 21(3), pp. 189-198.
Van Wijk, R., Jansen, J.J.P. and Lyles, M.A. (2008). Inter- and intra-organisational knowledge transfer: a meta-analytic review and assessment of its antecedents and consequences. Journal of Management Studies, vol. 45, pp. 830-853.