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The Human Resource Dimensions of Innovation and Knowledge Management

Managing Knowledge -- Unit 9

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 2001 , 74 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-7768-8

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  1. Introduction
    • 1.1 The Argument Informing This Unit
    • 1.2 Aims
    • 1.3 Learning Objectives
  2. Knowledge Work: A Conceptual Framework
    • 2.1 Knowledge Work and Knowledge Workers
      • Who are the knowledge workers?
      • A cautionary note
    • 2.2 What Do Knowledge Workers Contribute?
    • 2.3 The Conceptual Framework Outlined
      • Values and technology
      • Changes to the management role
      • New organizational forms
      • New human resource management practices
    • 2.4 Summary
  3. The Problem of Managing Knowledge Workers and ‘Managing Innovation’
    • 3.1 Problems of Managing Knowledge Workers
      • Accessing tacit knowledge
      • Trust, motivation and commitment
      • Legacy of contrary messages
      • Contract workers and consultants
      • Vulnerability of the organization
      • Professional workers
    • 3.2 Problems in Achieving the ‘Management of Innovation’
    • 3.3 Summary
  4. Human Resource Management Practices for Knowledge Work and Innovation
    • 4.1 Organizational Structures and Enabling Conditions
      • Level 1 Teams
      • Level 2 Organization-wide structures
      • Level 3 Inter-orgnizational arrangements/networks
    • 4.2 Encouraging an Appropriate Culture
    • 4.3 Resourcing: Recruiting and Selecting
    • 4.4 Developing and Learning
      • Organizational memory
      • Training for creativity
      • Competence modelling
      • The learning organization
      • Hierarchies of learning need
      • Career development and management development
    • 4.5 Involving and Empowering
      • Types of empowerment
      • How effective is empowerment?
    • 4.6 Harnessing Motivation: Performance Management and Rewards
      • How to kill creativity
      • Reward strategies
    • 4.7 Summary
  5. Human Resource Strategies in Context
    • 5.1 Strategic Integration
      • Different types of innovation and different human resource strategies
      • Different phases of human resource strategy for innovation within the same company
    • 5.2 The Socio-Political Context
      • Multiple contexts and multiple employment systems
    • 5.3 Summary
  6. Conclusion

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The Human Resource Dimensions of Innovation and Knowledge Management

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