ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title MANAGING KNOWLEDGE FOR INNOVATION
Code ULMS352
Coordinator Dr DJ Borah
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
Dhruba.Borah@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT; ULMS101 FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS I; ULMS102 FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS II; ULMS251 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY; ULMS366 CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES IN MANAGEMENT; ULMS252 ENTREPRENEURSHIP; PHIL270 BUSINESS ETHICS S2 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   12

      12

24

12

60
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
 
Private Study 92
TOTAL HOURS 152

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
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Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
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CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
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mark
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opportunity
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Assessment 1: Individual Report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 4000 words Weighting: 100% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous   -4000 words    100       

Aims

The aims of this module are to:
Provide students with a critical understanding of the theories, concepts, and alternative perspectives on knowledge and innovation management.
Provide students with a critical understanding of different tools for managing knowledge and of the contingencies of their use.
Introduce students to the current issues concerning knowledge and innovation management and their application within contemporary business and organisational environments.
Support the development of subject specific and transferable skills necessary for future employment in careers that ultimately have a managerial component.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will demonstrate a critical understanding of alternative approaches to knowledge management in contemporary innovation-oriented organisations.

(LO2) Students will be familiar with the core theories, concepts and empirical work that underpin the knowledge management for innovation.

(LO3) Students will be to demonstrate an ability to analyse critically and to undertake independent research concerning knowledge management in an organizational context.

(LO4) Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate the outcome of their research effectively.

(LO5) Students will be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of practices and tools used to manage knowledge for innovation.

(LO6) Students will demonstrate awareness of the range of factors that influence the practice, implementation, and success of knowledge management strategies and tools.

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Problem Solving Skills

(S3) Numeracy (Pre-Requisite)

(S4) Commercial Awareness

(S5) Teamwork

(S6) Organisational Skills

(S7) Communication Skills

(S8) IT Skills

(S9) International Awareness

(S10) Lifelong Learning Skills

(S11) Ethical Awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Delivery: Mixed, hybrid delivery with social distancing on campus

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: Online pre-recorded. The pre-recoded sessions will be uploaded to Vital each week.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Online Synchronous Session
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: There are 12 seminars scheduled. All seminars are one hour long. Seminars are used to help guide students for the assessment. They are designed to develop the pre-requisite skills needed. Attendance is essential, please use them to ask any questions.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Group Study
Description: Weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learn ing’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 92
Description: This self-directed learning time will be used to develop your group work assessment and develop deeper theoretical insights to practice

Non-modular Requirements
Pre-requisites are either ULMS151, ULMS251 and ULMS252 or PHIL270 or ULMS101 and ULMS102 or ULMS366


Syllabus

 

The module will include the following areas:
Founding ideas of knowledge and innovation management: against the background of the knowledge economy: From where have knowledge and innovation management originated? To take into account structural transformation that include: industrial changes and new modes of consumption.  
The challenges that face the management of knowledge and innovation; in particular those economic, political, social and technological challenges and opportunities that influence how knowledge and innovations are managed.
What is knowledge and innovation management? Defining core theories and models and highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the topic. Discussing tools for managing internal and external knowledge in organizations and using it to innovate.  
Strategic perspectives on knowledge and innovation management, for instance the role of networks, intellectual property protection and open innovation.
The supp orting role of HRM, organizational design, culture, and leadership for knowledge and innovation management.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.