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.
Code ULMS352
Coordinator Dr DJ Borah
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

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


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 24



Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 108


EXAM Duration Timing
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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     100       


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 Method: Lecture
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method: Seminar
Description: There are 6 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: 6
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 learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 108
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



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

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