Course detail

Knowledge Management

ÚSI-REZMAAcad. year: 2020/2021

The subject focuses on the explanation of the basic theoretical concepts related to the management of knowledge and its practical application in companies. It focuses on the acquisition, use, storage and sharing of knowledge. Issues concerned with knowledge management are handled separately. First, the course focuses on the description of the environment of knowledge management outside organizations (the knowledge-based economy, the knowledge society, learning regions) and subsequently within organizations (knowledge-based organizations, learning organizations, knowledge strategies, knowledge markets, knowledge workers, tools and methods of knowledge management). The course also provides basic information about the integration of knowledge management with other managerial disciplines, such as project, innovation, operations, stress and time management.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing this subject, students should be able to:
a) Understand the comprehensive scope of knowledge management.
b) Apply knowledge collection methods for the management of a firm.
c) Apply knowledge to support managerial decision-making.
d) Apply the principles of knowledge management in a company.
e) Apply knowledge management methods and tools.


Prerequisites - knowledge in the area of selected managerial disciplines (company, strategic and project management).


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DOSKOČIL, R. a V. KORÁB. Znalostní management, 1. vyd. Akademické nakladatelství CERM, Brno, 2012, ISBN 978-80-214-4668-7.
BUREŠ, V. Znalostní management a proces jeho zavádění, průvodce pro praxi, GRADA Publishing, Praha, 2007, ISBN 978-80-247-1978-8.
COLLINSON, CH. a G. PARCEL. Knowledge management. 1. vyd. Computer Press, Brno, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0760-4.
MLÁDKOVÁ, L. Management znalostních pracovníků. 1. vyd. Praha, C. H. Beck, Praha, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7400-013-3
PETŘÍKOVÁ, R. a kol. Moderní management znalostí. 1. vyd. Praha, Professional Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7431-011-9.
SCHWALBE, K. Řízení projektů v IT. 1. vyd. Brno: Computer Press, 2011. ISBN 978-80-251-2882-4
TRUNEČEK, J. Znalostní podnik ve znalostní společnosti. 1. vyd. Praha, Professional Publishing, 2003 ISBN 80-86419-35-5.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The lessons take place in the form of lectures which focus on the explanation of basic principles, the methods of the given discipline, problems and example solutions.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit: The successful completion of a semestral project within the given deadline, and its defence.
Exam: The test must be passed with a success rate of at least 50%.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to the issues of knowledge management
2. Perspectives on knowledge management
3. The hierarchy of knowledge
4. The knowledge market
5. Knowledge workers
6. Management of knowledge workers
7. Knowledge strategies
8. Knowledge management tools and methods
9. Knowledge modelling
10. Knowledge systems
11. Integration of knowledge management
12. Implementation of knowledge management
13. Knowledge management research, case studies


The aim of the subject is to:
a) Acquaint students with the importance of knowledge for the company and its management.
b) Acquaint students with fundamental management concepts.
c) Acquaint students with basic knowledge management methods and tools.
d) Present new trends in knowledge management.
e) Present the integration of knowledge management with other management disciplines.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The results of independent work on assignments will be checked. In the case of an excused absence, the teacher can set another condition in justified cases; this will usually involve work on a subsidiary task.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme RRTES_P Master's

    specialization RRES , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer