This course addresses the organizational and management issues surrounding the emergence of knowledge as a key factor in the competitive advantage of an organization. The focus of the first part of this course is on knowledge as a manageable asset and how and why organizations use, or, do not use what they know. New technologies for handling information and knowledge are examined. Students “create” knowledge by researching knowledge-based organizations as well as via other approaches. The second part of the course addresses how knowledge management techniques can improve business performance, as well as strengthen management and leadership capabilities. The application of individual and team based strategies for augmenting human capital performance are examined in the context of knowledge management. Classic cases of leadership knowledge excellence in applying intelligent human capital acquisition and deployment are provided.