Curricular Unit:Code:
Strategic and Organizational Knowledge Management1176GECO
1MasterBusiness Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
It is expected that students are able to identify which are the critical success factors in strategic management and the knowledge of organizations operating in the VUCA environment, based on 1st cycle knowledge now complemented by the analysis of different case studies and the reading of different articles and book chapters, by some of the current main thinkers int management and knowledge management fields.
It is also intended that, through practical assignments and its oral presentation, classroom debates or critical reviews in written format, trainees are able to:
- present ways of applying knowledge to new and unfamiliar situations, in broad and multidisciplinary contexts, and demonstrate the ability to develop solutions applied to organizations and / or problems in the real world.
- communicate their conclusions - and the knowledge and reasoning underlying them - to specialists and non-specialists, in a clear and unambiguous way.
1. The environment in which organizations operate.
1.1. V.U.C.A World and V.U.C.A.+COVID-19 World.
1.2. The 4th Industrial Revolution and digital transformation
2. Strategic management and organizational knowledge management “synchronized” with the environment in which organizations operate.
2.1. Traditional management and organizational models.
2.2. Taylorismo and standartization.
3. “Synchronized” management and organizational design models.
3.1. Management and strategy models adapted to the reality of organizations and the environment in which they operate.
3.2. Ambidextrous organizations.
3.3. Platforms and ecosystems.
4. Knowledge management for the environment in which organizations operate.
5. Innovation management in organizations.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
As a discipline of integration and application of knowledge, it is intended that students understand what an organization is and what are the most relevant management principles for its existence and continuity, how it develops its strategy in the context of the company and the market and its major theories and schools of thought. These objectives are properly addressed in the themes chosen for the teaching of the discipline and applied in the project management phase.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The syllabus will have a theoretical treatment (supplemented through various readings, expository methodology, interrogative and demonstrative), and a practical treatment (through execution, presentation and discussion in class of practical business cases and applied (practical classes). This requires the correct application of theoretical knowledge and its proper communication, enhancing the ability of self-learning.
The evaluation method is based on the model of continuous assessment, including:
- Practical assignment, corresponding to 60% (sixty percent) of the final grade, the quality of participation in classes and tutorial sessions, corresponding to 40% (forty percent) of the final grade.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The teaching methods aim to acquire a mix of core concepts and practical application thereof. For this reason it favors a theoretical-practical, using case studies. Students are asked to produce a number of selected practical assignments to test their ability with digital artifacts.
Charan, R. (2021) Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age.
Hamel, G. and Zanini, M. (2021) Humanocracia: Criando Organizações Tão Incríveis Quantos as Pessoas Que as Formam. Alta Books.
McGrath, R. and McManus, R. (2020). Discovery-Driven Digital Transformation. Harvard Business Review. May/Jun2020, Vol. 98 Issue 3, p124-133. (b-on) (b-on)
Nonaka, I., & Takeuchi, H. (2019). The Wise Company: How Companies Create Continuous Innovation. Oxford University Press.
Osterwalder, A. et al. (2020) The Invincible Company: How to Constantly Reinvent Your Organization with Inspiration From the World’s Best Business Models. 1st edition. Wiley.
O’Reilly, C. A., & Tushman, M. L. (2018) Liderança e Disrupção. Como Resolver o Dilema do Inovador. Alta Books; 1ª edição.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Miguel Trigo (