Digital Innovation and Virtual Organizing in a Global Setting

2018-2019

Course Objective

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS – STUDENTS CAN CONDUCT A BASIC
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH
ACADEMIC SKILLS
After successfully completing this course, the student
• can analyze and demonstrate an understanding of the specific
requirements of active, successful collaborations and organizing in
international environment based on the opportunities that digital
technologies offer (Analysis)

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE
KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates theoretical and empirical knowledge concerning
the relevant areas in international business administration
After successfully completing this course, the student:
• can explain, contrast, and compare advanced theories, models and
concepts related to the new business environment and workplace practices
enabled by digital technologies (Internet, mobile technologies, virtual
worlds).
• can explain how working, coordinating, and managing in this new
business environment is different from traditional workplace
APPLICATION: Can propose a solution to an international real-life
business problem by applying relevant theories and methodologies.
• Can actively apply these theories in real-life virtual environments in
a global setting and resolve
through management and communication situations common due to the
pervasive applications of digital innovation
BROADENING YOUR HORIZON - STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO REFLECT ON THE ETHICAL
AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL DECISIONS

After successfully completing this course, the student:
• Can explain a broad range of new organizing and working practices and
related challenges of digital organizing in a global environment

Course Content

The courses in this semester centre around the international context of
the international business environment. Period 4 specifically introduces
you to the environment of developed economies and what this means for
different disciplines, in this case technology. Work is increasingly
being done virtual and communication extents more and more to social
media, which calls for using expertise developed outside the formal
boundaries, for example in networks and ‘crowds’. Also, the introduction
of robots and so called ‘smart offices’ radically change traditional
work practices. The possible consequences of these new digital and
virtual technology on how we collaborate and coordinate our work are
often predicted but not yet fully and academically understood. In this
course, you will learn about the latest insights of new technologies,
its consequences of virtual organizing and how internationally operating
organizations, ranging from small start-ups to multinationals use
digital tools and practices to easily coordinate and collaborate
independent from physical boundaries. Guest speakers will introduce you
to their world of working internationally by means of the latest
technologies. You will also gain hands-on experience with working in
international student teams.

Teaching Methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Method of Assessment

Written exam – Individual assessment
Assignment – Group assessment
Mandatory attendance and in-class participation in tutorials

Literature

Required readings consist of articles and will be announced before the
start of the course (together with other required materials)

Recommended background knowledge

2.1 Business Information Systems

General Information

Course Code E_IBA2_DIVO
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. A. Sergeeva
Examiner dr. A. Sergeeva
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Study Group, Lecture
Target audiences

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