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GroupT31DY17S/Degree Programme in International Business Management, Master's Degree (Tornio)
Study unitT31DY62 Knowledge and Network Management, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
ImplementationPerustoteutus/18001
Unit
Time of implementationAutumn1/2018-2019, Autumn2/2018-2019
Responsible teacher
Other teachersOkuogume Anthony
Status of implementationOngoing

Description status Under modification
  
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates01.08.2018 - 31.12.2018
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period15.04.2018 - 31.08.2018
Implementation method
Virtuality 5 ECTS credits
R&D integration 5 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 
Objectives

Objectives

Students will get practical knowledge about network-based economy and the management of strategic networks, network based business models and the exploitation of network effects.

The student will understand the key issues of the subject and concepts of knowledge management in a network context.

The student will be able to analyze strategic network and apply network-based business strategies. S/he will be able to apply the strategic actions of developing, mobilizing and exploiting knowledge resources at a network level.

The students will develop the understanding and practical application of Knowledge leadership perspectives as key to developing, sourcing, mobilizing and exploiting knowledge resources in a network context.

 
Assessment criteria

Assessment criteria:

In this course, students develop their competences in knowledge leadership and network management . The evaluation in this module consists of assessing knowledge and skills required for that activity.

 
Pedagogical arrangements

Problem-based learning.

Individual coaching.

Material
  1. Barney, Jay (1991): Firm resources and sustained Competitive Advantage.Journal of Management. Vol. 17. No.1: 99-120.
  2. Brigitte Gay (2014) Open innovation, networking, and business model dynamics: the two side. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A Systems View Across Time and Space, 3:2. Springer.
  3. Cusumano Michael, (2010) STAYING POWER. Oxford University Press.
  4. David J. Teece. 2013. Competing through innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  5. Jacky Swan, Sue Newell, Harry Scarbrough and Donald Hislop (1999) Knowledge

    management and innovation: networks and networking. Journal of Knowledge Management. Volume 3 . Number 4 . pp. 262-275.

  6. Karl-Erik Sveiby (2001) A knowledge-based theory of the firm to guide in strategy formulation. Journal of Intellectual Capital Volume 2 Number 4,pp. 344-358.
  7. O'Dell Carla and Hubert Cindy (2011). The new edge in Knowledge. How knowledge management is changing THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS.
  8. Sven A. Carlsson (2001) knowledge management in network contexts. Global Co-Operation in the New Millennium. The 9th European Conference on Information Systems. Bled, Slovenia, June 27-29, 2001.
Content

Strategic networks

Network based business

RBV of resources

Firm's knowledge resource as part of the strategic management of the firm

firms knowledge and strategic competence

The performance of firm's knowledge capital

Innovation as knowledge translation

Knowledge capital and profits

knowledge management in a network context

strategic actions of developing, mobilizing and exploiting knowledge resources at a network level

Knowledge leadership, a network perspective

Assessment

Assessment 1,2,3,4,5.

The assessment criteria are the following.

Grade 0: The student did not submit the course assignments or these assignments did not meet the minimal quality requirements presented in the class.

Grades 1-2: The student has delivered the assignments, which are prepared generally according to the defined requirements. The student understands mostly correctly the subject matter concepts and is able to apply them. However, the strategic network and knowledge management challenges and recommendations provided are rather general and not elaborated in details.

Grades 3-4: The student has delivered the assignments, which are prepared according to the requirements presented in the class. The student understand very well the subject matter concepts and is able to apply them correctly. The student also understands strategic networks, network based business models and the exploitation of network effects and the key issues of knowledge management in a network context and their impacts on the sustainability and profitability of a company. Additionally, the student is able to give useful development recommendations utilizing his or her knowledge and skills on the subject.

Grade 5: The student has delivered the course assignments and these are prepared according to the requirements presented in the class. The student understand deeply the subject matter concepts and is able to apply them correctly. The student also understands well and is able to analyze critically different factors in the design and implementation of networkbased business strategies and models, understands the practical application of Knowledge leadership perspectives as key element in developing, sourcing, mobilizing and exploiting knowledge resources in a network context. In addition, the student is able to propose ideas for the utilization of the aboves in any network business context.

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