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Assignment 1

MGT403-Knowledge Management

Deadline: End of Week 7, 04/03/2021 @ 23:59

Course Name: Knowledge Management

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT 403

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: 2nd Sem.

CRN:21950

Academic Year: 1441/1442 H

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:

Students’ Grade: Marks Obtained/ 5

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

Instructions – PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY

· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented; marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

ASSIGNMENT-1

Knowledge Management (MGT-403)

2nd Semester (2020-2021)

Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

1

Demonstrate understanding of overall knowledge management concepts, goals and strategies within the context of organization

2

Explain issues pertaining to work with tacit knowledge & support its sharing

3

Explain processes of knowledge management in companies

Submission Guidelines

· All students are encouraged to use their own words.

· This assignment is individual assignment.

· Be very specific and focused on the issue while answering a question.

· Student must apply Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines and review at least three (3) scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles to support their answer for each question.

· A mark of zero will be given for any submission that includes copying from other resource without referencing it.

· No marks will be given for irrelevant details.

· It is strongly encouraged that you should submit all assignments into the safe assignment Originality Check prior to submitting it to your instructor for grading.

· If the assignment shows more than 25% plagiarism, the students would be graded zero.

Assignment 1.

This Assignment is based on the Material covered in week 2 to week 4.

The focus of the assignment is to evaluate the understanding level of students related to basic concepts of knowledge management. Students are required to:

Read the material covered in week 2 to week 4 thoroughly from book as well as other sources.

Based on your readings answer the following questions.

Assignment Questions

Question 1:

Explain the concept of Knowledge management. Discuss the role of knowledge management in present day organizations. (1 Mark)

Question 2:

a. Describe how the major types of knowledge are transformed in the Nonaka and Takeuchi knowledge spiral model of KM. Use a concrete example to make your point. (1 Mark)

b. Which transformations would prove to be the most difficult? Why? (0.5 Mark)

c. Which transformation would prove to be easy? Why? (0.5 Mark)

d. What other key factors would influence how well the knowledge spiral model worked within a given organization? (0.5 Mark)

Question 3:

a. In what ways is the Choo and Weick KM model similar to the Nonaka and Takeuchi KM model? In what ways do they differ? (1 Mark)

b. Why is it difficult to directly codify tacit knowledge? (0.5 Mark)

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