Specialization Seminars in Technology and Innovation


Course Objective

Upon completion of this course students will have:
• Acquired a basic understanding of issues around and theories on
technology and organizations
• Developed an understanding of the importance of a socio-technical
perspective and a practice perspective in analysing the use of
• Developed reflective and critical skills in understanding the role of
technology in organisations
• Developed the ability to synthesize the literature and integrate
knowledge in the field of technology and organizations, and formulate
possible research directions based on that
• Developed the ability to communicate with other experts about the
theories and research on technology and organizations

Course Content

The course focuses on classics and contemporary theories and literature,
and school of thought adressing various aspects of the role of
in organisations. Thorough understanding of theories explaining how
technological innovations come about and how technologies influences
innovative ways of working and organising is needed to avoid the use of
limited deterministic perspectives of technological developments within
organisations and society at large. Characteristic of the course is its
on practice perspective while technology is addressed from a socio-
technical perspective. As such, this course provides a foundation for
thinking in the area of technology and organisations. The emphasis is on
digital technologies, including digital innovations in sectors such as
healthcare, the high tech industry, and creative industry.

Teaching Methods

Interactive lectures; One 4-hours session per week.

Method of Assessment

The final grade consists of the following elements:
• Individual examination (essay-type exam)
• Class participation


Syllabus with academic articles, distributed before the class starts.

Target Audience

Due to the entry requirements of the programme, the courses of the
Research Master Business in Society are only available for students
registered for this master’s programme and, upon approval of the
programme director, to other Research Master programmes, MSc Honours
or PhD students.

Additional Information

This course will be lectured every other year. This course will be
lectured during academic year 2018-2019; however it wil NOT be
lectured in academic year 2019-2020.

General Information

Course Code E_BIS_SSTI
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator prof. dr. M.H. Huysman
Examiner prof. dr. M.H. Huysman
Teaching Staff prof. dr. M.H. Huysman
prof. dr. ir. J.J. Berends

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture
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