TJTS5902 Disruptive Technologies in Digital Business (5 cr)
The course deals with digitalisation and related phenomena: digital business and the development of new technologies and their impact, as well as technological innovations and their management. The course deals with digitalization from the perspectives of individuals and the organization. The course covers the concepts, models and research findings related to the digital transition, emerging technologies, business models and innovation. Students apply course concepts and methodologies for the development of technology-oriented business model.
Spring 2018 course focuses on three themes:
1. Platform business models and evolution
2. Business ecosystems
3. Understanding customers’ service experiences in digital business environement
The course consists of lectures and students' independent work in the form of a home final exam. Students also work in teams to create a business plan. Workload is 135 hours (5 cr.), which is divided as follows: Lectures 15-20 h, Independent study: Reading the course materials 25-30 h, Independent work: Home exam 30 h, Exercise in teams: 30 hours.
The course grading is based on the home exam and team work.Passing the course requires taking a home exam and delivering the team work results. Home exam is assessed on the basis of content, quality of the argumentation and appropriate use of the course material. Team work is assessed based on the completeness, the feasibility and innovativeness.
After completing the course a student understands the facets of digitalisation, business model development, and the impact of emerging technologies. After the course the student is familiar with the concepts and models related to innovation management, and understands the technology adoption factors in respect of individuals and organizations. The aim of the course is that the student is able to assess the technological changes, analyze the tasks needed to introduce technology to an organization and develop a business model for a technology company. The course aims to develop students' skills in team work, creative work and critical thinking.
Description of prerequisites
Students taking the course are mainly studying information systems in the first year of their degree programme. Student has from the previous studies or from work experience understanding of the role of technology in everyday life of individuals and organizations, as well as understanding of digital business and its development. In-depth analysis of the technological phenomena and the digitalization by the means of theories offered by the scientific literature has not been part of the previous studies.
Kirjallisuuslistan lisäksi muuta kirjallisuutta liittyen ajankohtaisiin teknologisiin ilmiöihin.
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