Concentration Areas

Knowledge Management | Knowledge Engineering | Knowledge Media


KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Coordenator: Édis Mafra Lapolli

Inicio Date: 2004

Description:

The Knowledge Management pathway defines Knowledge as “processes or products efficiently made resulting from relationships among people and non-human agents, aiming at value generation.” Having the introduction of conceptual and methodological bases for the implementation of knowledge-based organizational management. Therefore, It aims to transform individual knowledge into collective and corporate knowledge. Based on the autopoietic approach, contents and research carried out focus on corporate knowledge, on the economy, on the organization, and on the knowledge worker. It allows the understanding and emphasizes the importance of determinant factors of transformations that are taking place in the current society and that are leading humanity from the industrial age into the knowledge age. This area studies conceptual and methodological bases for the implementation of knowledge-based organizational management. Therefore, it aims at transforming individual knowledge into collective and organizational knowledge, ,, contents taught and research carried out by this area focus on organizational knowledge, economy and the knowledge worker. In this sense, the Knowledge Management Concentration Pathway stimulates the understanding of key factors for the transformations which are taking place in contemporary society, for instance, the transition from the industrial era to the knowledge era.


KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING

Coordenator: Fernando Alvaro O. Gauthier

Inicio Date: 2004

Description:

The Knowledge Engineering pathway defines knowledge as “processes or products efficiently made resulting from relationships among people and non-human agents, aiming at value generation.” Based on the cognitive approach, the objectives of the Knowledge Engineering Concentration Path include researching and developing methods, techniques, and tools to building models and knowledge systems, within intensive knowledge activities.


MÍDIA DO CONHECIMENTO

Coordenator: Richard Perassi Luiz de Sousa

Inicio Date: 2004

Description:

Knowledge Media pathway considers "knowledge as the result of the meeting of human or nonhuman actants in the generation of value”. This concept guides the area to work on knowledge sharing and dissemination, development, and evaluation of media which are aimed at catalyzing the ability of groups to - think, communicate, disseminate, preserve, apprehend and create – knowledge itself. It studies issues related to the philosophy of science, epistemology; sociology of communication; inclusion and innovation processes; ; cognition theories; techniques and production equipment of this kind of messages and the theories which study them.