Course: KM 610. Theories of Knowledge Management (3)
This course introduces students to the basic principles of knowledge management; to the historical, political, cultural, and epistemological dynamics related to the production, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge; and to the specific characterization of knowledge in individual, organizational, and community-based contexts. It provides students with foundational notions and terminology; introduces IT-based approaches to knowledge in the KM field; and reviews technological concepts, such as the difference between data and information and between information and knowledge. Finally, by mapping out various forms of knowledge across indigenous, globalized, and situated domains—both in the Western and non-Western world—students in this course address major issues concerning the nature of knowledge as provisional and reconfigurable, individual and collective, codified and not codified.