21210123 - PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Knowledge has become the strategic asset for firms and organizations in the modern digital age. Thus, people are more and more central in the economic activity as they are able to share, combine, and produce new knowledge over time and across networks. The organizational ability to motivate people, and to engage them in knowledge sharing has gained strategic relevance. Moreover, the technological innovations have provided organizations with unprecedented digital tools to assist them. Thus, students will engage in active participation through exercises and project work in order to understand strategies of knowledge management, organizational conditions and enabling technologies. This course is designed to understand the role of data-driven knowledge within the contemporary economy, and to provide the students with a clear analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of information-based goods.

MARCHEGIANI LUCIA

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Programme

The course will cover the following topics:
Characteristics, drivers and criticality of information-based economy and the knowledge-based view of the firms.
Organization and globalization.
Taxonomy of knowledge: the distinction between data, information, knowledge, wisdom.
The dimensions of knowledge: the model of Nonaka and Takeuchi and beyond.
The processes for the creation, dissemination, and capitalization during the harvesting of knowledge.
Competences of knowledge workers.
The rise of the smart creative class.
Human Resources Management at the time of digital technologies – HR TECH
Smart cities for dumb people?


Core Documentation

We will be using the following textbooks:
Marchegiani, L. (2021). Digital Transformation and Knowledge Management. Routledge.

Newell S., Robertson M., Scarbrough H., Swan J. (2009) Managing Knowledge Work and Innovation. Palgrave.

Reference Bibliography

Additional assignments provided by the instructors Nonaka Knowledge Creating Company The Knowledge Economy, Powell and Snellman Network Capital, Social Capital and Knowledge Flow: How the Nature of Inter-organizational Networks Impacts on Innovation Peruffo, E., Marchegiani, L., & Vicentini, F. (2018). Experience as a source of knowledge in divestiture decisions: emerging issues and knowledge management implications. Journal of Knowledge Management.

Type of delivery of the course

Preparation, attendance and participation The lessons are partially online and, if conditions permit, in presence. Between one lesson and another it is required to: contributes to the wiki check your workspace for updates search for business cases, articles in print, posts on websites, etc. which might be interesting as additional lesson material

Type of evaluation

Grading Components In class participation Each student is required to read and understand each assignment per each class. The meeting in class will always be interactive and the participation will be graded accordingly. Students can bring up their own experience, their interpretation of the assignment, as well as any additional material that could be of help in rendering the discussion vivid. Leading the class Each student can sign up to lead one or more classes and (s)he will be assessed accordingly. Each student MUST lead at least ONE class. Leaders are required to summarize the content of the daily assignment and to organize the class in order to bring the most important issues of the day to the attention of all the participants. It is recommended that each leader provide stimuli for the interaction in class. The leader could bring in class additional readings or case studies to foster the discussion. Wiki Participation Each student is required to interact through the wiki posting at least ONE contribution per each discussion. Teamwork Project Throughout the semester, students will work on a teamwork coordinated by the TA. A dedicated space to the teamwork is provided in the online workspace. Grades Each student will be evaluated according to: - in class participation (one grade per each class): 25% - wiki participation: 25% - leading the class: 25% - teamwork: 25%

MARCHEGIANI LUCIA

teacher profile | teaching materials

Mutuazione: 21210123 PEOPLE MANAGEMENT in Economia e Management LM-77 MARCHEGIANI LUCIA

Programme

The course will cover the following topics:
Characteristics, drivers and criticality of information-based economy and the knowledge-based view of the firms.
Organization and globalization.
Taxonomy of knowledge: the distinction between data, information, knowledge, wisdom.
The dimensions of knowledge: the model of Nonaka and Takeuchi and beyond.
The processes for the creation, dissemination, and capitalization during the harvesting of knowledge.
Competences of knowledge workers.
The rise of the smart creative class.
Human Resources Management at the time of digital technologies – HR TECH
Smart cities for dumb people?


Core Documentation

We will be using the following textbooks:
Marchegiani, L. (2021). Digital Transformation and Knowledge Management. Routledge.

Newell S., Robertson M., Scarbrough H., Swan J. (2009) Managing Knowledge Work and Innovation. Palgrave.

Reference Bibliography

Additional assignments provided by the instructors Nonaka Knowledge Creating Company The Knowledge Economy, Powell and Snellman Network Capital, Social Capital and Knowledge Flow: How the Nature of Inter-organizational Networks Impacts on Innovation Peruffo, E., Marchegiani, L., & Vicentini, F. (2018). Experience as a source of knowledge in divestiture decisions: emerging issues and knowledge management implications. Journal of Knowledge Management.

Type of delivery of the course

Preparation, attendance and participation The lessons are partially online and, if conditions permit, in presence. Between one lesson and another it is required to: contributes to the wiki check your workspace for updates search for business cases, articles in print, posts on websites, etc. which might be interesting as additional lesson material

Type of evaluation

Grading Components In class participation Each student is required to read and understand each assignment per each class. The meeting in class will always be interactive and the participation will be graded accordingly. Students can bring up their own experience, their interpretation of the assignment, as well as any additional material that could be of help in rendering the discussion vivid. Leading the class Each student can sign up to lead one or more classes and (s)he will be assessed accordingly. Each student MUST lead at least ONE class. Leaders are required to summarize the content of the daily assignment and to organize the class in order to bring the most important issues of the day to the attention of all the participants. It is recommended that each leader provide stimuli for the interaction in class. The leader could bring in class additional readings or case studies to foster the discussion. Wiki Participation Each student is required to interact through the wiki posting at least ONE contribution per each discussion. Teamwork Project Throughout the semester, students will work on a teamwork coordinated by the TA. A dedicated space to the teamwork is provided in the online workspace. Grades Each student will be evaluated according to: - in class participation (one grade per each class): 25% - wiki participation: 25% - leading the class: 25% - teamwork: 25%