IS 614 - Corporate Knowledge Management


Degree Course M.Sc. Management, M.Sc. Business Education, M.Sc. Business Informatics, Diploma Business Administration, Diploma Business Informatics
Lecturers Dr. Thomas Kude, Saskia Bick
Contact hours per week 2 SWS
Grading Written exam (80%) and Group work (20%)
Prerequisite no
Language English
Registration Please sign up for the course on ILIAS
Time 6:45pm - 8:45pm (block course between September 8 and September 19)
Room O148
First Lecture September 8, 2014
Contact Dr. Thomas Kude
Schedule, Lecture Notes, and Additional Information ILIAS


Companies have realized that the knowledge of their professionals is a decisive competitive factor. Firms are able to differentiate themselves in a sustainable way from their competitors through superior knowledge management.

Learning Objectives

This lecture deals with the question of how the identification, acquisition, organization, storage, distribution, and use of knowledge can be supported with the help of information technology and where the limits of such efforts are. The following topics are covered:

  • Introduction - What is Knowledge Management?
  • Knowledge creation
  • Knowledge storage and retrieval
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Strategic planning of integrated knowledge management systems 
  • Architectures of integrated knowledge management systems
  • Implementation of integrated knowledge management systems
  • Evaluation of the success of integrated knowledge management systems




Schedule (preliminary)

No. Topic Date
1 Introduction 08.09.2014
2 Knowledge creation 09.09.2014
3 Knowledge transfer 10.09.2014
4 Knowledge storage and retrieval 11.09.2014
5 Designing knowledge management systems 15.09.2014
6 Designing knowledge management systems 16.09.2012
7 The use of knowledge management systems 17.09.2012
8 The use of knowledge management systems 18.09.2012
9 Summary and Q&A 19.09.2012
10 Group work submission deadline 28.09.2012
11 Recap session 01.10.2012
12 Final Exam (60 min) Mid October (tba)