Knowledge Management at RUC: How is Knowledge Management implemented and sustained within the administration of Roskilde University in order to create an efficient, effective, and risk-aware mean of managing knowledge as a resource?

Emma Stinne Engstrøm, Dominic Cillo, Tobias Weiss, Nina Mayer & Louis Maes

Student thesis: Subject Module Project

Abstract

This research is centred around the phenomena of the implementation and viability of ‘Knowledge Management’ as an efficient, effective and risk-aware process. The process is reflected, in the experiences and perceptions of managing knowledge as a resource by the employees of the administration of RUC and the University Director. This phenomenon will be explored through the theoretical framework that works on the functions Knowledge and Management, which first will be studied as two separate concepts. Management is explored through a focus on Organisational Theory and Critical Psychology. Hereafter, Knowledge and Management will be gathered into one concept: Knowledge Management, which is then further explored. The empirical data relevant for this project was gained through three types of qualitative methods: a Questionnaire, a Focus Group interview and a Semi-Structured interview. The empirical data is hereafter approached through a Thematic Analysis and the Methodology of Creating Business Knowledge as the analytical framework. Furthermore, the efficiency and effectivity of Knowledge Management is discussed in relation to Max Weber’s theory on bureaucracy and adhocracy as well as the balance between RUC’s restructuring process from decentralisation to centralisation.

EducationsBusiness Studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Bachelor
LanguageEnglish
Publication date17 Dec 2016
Number of pages75
SupervisorsAnita Mac