Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

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MGT 548 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION

This course studies the strategic management of cognition, the creation and use of knowledge for competitive advantage, and organizational practices that foster innovation. The implications of the dispersed nature of knowledge within organizations and society and the bounded rationality of top managers are examined. Leaders and managers are identified at all levels of the organization, and an apologetic is given for their indispensable role in strategic management. A dynamic and iterative model of continuous strategic management driven by managerial cognition, decision making, and feedback through information systems is presented. Techniques for improving mental models and cognition are discussed. Current uses of information systems for knowledge management are reviewed. The contemporary literature on innovation theory is surveyed, and the course concludes with a series of short case studies on successful organizational practices that facilitate innovation.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

MGT 547

Distribution

MANAGEMENT