Institute: Vállalkozásmenedzsment Intézet (1084 Budapest, Tavaszmezõ u. 15-17.) Credit: 5
Type of classes: Nappali Language: English Semester: 2019/20/2
Level: Business Development;
Responsible Teacher: Dr. habil. Velencei Jolán Teacher(s): Dr. habil. Velencei Jolán (1-666-5214);
Consultations (total/week): Heti Lectures: 2 Practice lectures: 2 Labs: 0 Consultations: 0
Type of Exam: vizsga
Aim of the subject: The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop and apply their understanding of the various types of knowledge and to
see how these types are interlinked and support each other. The initial assumption of this course is that knowledge is profoundly personal and a
great deal of knowledge is tacit. Tacit means that it cannot be put into words. What is perhaps the most difficult thing to understand is that all
explicit knowledge is also rooted in tacit knowledge. Students will become able to identify the characteristics of the various levels of knowledge
and recognize the highest "grandmaster" level. The participants will re-conceptualize their existing view of competence and cognition, primarily by
extending these beyond their usual uses. Also, they will develop a critical knowledge of classification, understanding and interpretation of
relevant management tools to be used in Knowledge Management.
Requirements during the semester
(homeworks, essays,
excercises, teamworks,
part and final
oral/written exam etc.):
Active participation at least 70% of the Lab, intensive collaborative work and presentations.
Two presentations, storytelling activities, seeking knowledge from internet
Week of
Topics of lectures/practices
1. Introduction of the course, definition of key terms
Discussing about learning materials and assessment.

2. Different types of knowledge, Personal knowing
Understanding Tacit knowledge and skilful performance

3. Definition of KM, the domain of KM
Identifying the powerfull thinkers of KM (

4. Levels of personal knowledge, Characterization of Outsiders, Experts and Gurus
Discussing on levels of personal knowledge

5. Building a knowledge-sharing culture with lightning talks
Involvement, encourage everyone to believe that their knowledge are respected

6. How to make constructive and thoughtful peer feedback?
Students" presentations on selected powerfull thinkers.

7. What’s the big idea?- based on Thomas Davenport and Larry Prusak
Identifying ideas practitioners, implementation of ideas into practice

8. The problem of SECI model introduced by Nonaka and Takeuchi
Students" presentation on two management concepts, tools

9. A Knowledge-based Theory of the Firm by Karl-Erik Sveiby
Measuring intangibles, browsing on internet
10. The emergence of the Passionate Amateur
Discussing on advantages of crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and crowdlending
11. Knowledge-based system as a KM tools
Building knowledge-bases
12. Case studies, lead practise in KM
Students" stories evaluation
13. Storytelling as a KM Tools
Assesment: evaluation of students" mid-term work.
14. Wrapping it up and taking it home
Summarizing the ways in which students can take this subject messages home and become better Knowledge Worker over the long term.
Type of evaluation,
repetition, calculation
of grade, etc.
oral exam
The final grade of the subject will be determined by a combination of the presentation on selected powerfull thinkers 20%), presentation on management concepts (20%), storytelling activity (20 %) and oral exam (40%).
0-60% fail (1)
0-60% fail (1)
61-70% pass (2)
71-80% average (3)
81-90% good (4)
91-100 % excellent (5)
Compulsory literature: Reading book from Moodle e-learning system
Szoboszlai, V., Velencei, J., Baracskai, Z. (2014) Post-Experiential Education: from Knowledge to ‘Knowing’. ACTA POLYTECHNICA HUNGARICA 11(10) pp.
Davenport, T. H., Prusak, L., and Wilson, H. J. (2003) Who’s Bringing You Hot Ideas (and How Are You Responding)? Harvard Business Review, 81(2) pp.
Sveiby, K. (2001) A Knowledge-based Theory of the Firm.
Suggested literature: Polanyi, M. (1966) The Tacit Dimension. (Chapter 1) pp. 1-25. Garden City, NY: Doubleday
Gallo, C. (2016) The Storyteller"s Secret. London, UK: St. Martin"s Press
Hayek, F.A. (1945) The use of knowledge in society. The American Economic Review. Vol. XXXV Issue 4, pp. 519-530.
Methods of
quality assurance
of the subject :
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