Corporate Knowledge Management

IS 614 for Master's program (MMM and Business Informatics)

General Information

Fall 2020
Lecturer Dr. Kai Spohrer
Course Format Lecture
Credit Points 6 ECTS
Language English
Grading Written exam (100% or 80%) with optional Case Study (0% or 20%)
Exam Date TBA (60 minutes + 15 minutes reading time)
Information for Students Registration, Schedule: Portal2,
Course material: Ilias
Monica Fallon, M.A.

Monica Fallon, M.A.

Contact person Corporate Knowledge Management

For further information please contact Monica Fallon.

    Course Information

  • Brief Description

    Companies have realized that the knowledge of their professionals is a decisive factor in competition. Firms are able to differentiate against their competitors through superior knowledge in the long term. 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.

    Aim of Module

    Students will acquire specific knowledge about the challenges of corporate knowledge management. After completion of the course, students have developed a thorough understanding of the creation, storage, retrieval, and transfer of knowledge. Students will be acquainted with the repertoire of analytical concepts regarding the strategic planning, architectures, implementation, and evaluation of integrated knowledge management systems.

  • Lecture

    Lecturer Dr. Kai Spohrer


    Date Time Topic Room
    5.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Introduction BWL Zoom 04
    6.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Knowledge creation BWL Zoom 04
    7.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Knowledge transfer BWL Zoom 04
    8.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Knowledge storage and retrieval BWL Zoom 04
    9.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Knowledge storage and retrieval BWL Zoom 04
    12.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Designing knowledge management systems BWL Zoom 04
    13.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm *Introduction to Case Study Group Work: Knowledge Management in Times of COVID-19, Fraport AG BWL Zoom 04
    14.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Designing knowledge management systems BWL Zoom 04
    15.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm The use of knowledge management systems BWL Zoom 04
    16.10.2020 5.15 pm-6.45 pm Recap BWL Zoom 04
    22.10.2020 3.30 pm-5.00 pm *Case Study Group Work: Question and Answer Session with Friederike Böhm and Dr. Lars Klimpke, Fraport AG Zoom
    1.11.2020   *Case Study (group work deadline)  
    5.11.2020 3:30 pm-5:00 pm *Case Study Presentation Session BWL Zoom 04
    12.11.2020 3:30 pm-5:00 pm Exam Prep Session BWL Zoom 04
    25.11.2020 tba Final Exam tba

    *These sessions are for students participating in the optional case study. If you choose to participate in the case study, the case study will be worth 20% of your grade and the exam will be worth 80%.