Based on the knowledge gained by taking the Information and Communication Technology for Organizational Strategy I, the role of information and communication technology (ICT) as a strategic business tool will be examined. Case studies are used for discussion, and a group work will be assigned.
Also the use of crowdsourcing that enables organizations to utilize external resources strategically will be discussed.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand the role of information and communication technology as a strategic business tool
2. understand the use of crowdsourcing as a strategic external resource
3. solve organizational issues by using crowdsourcing through a groupwork
information and knowledge society, crowdsourcing, external resource, organizational issue
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Beside regular lectures, two case studies will be presented followed by discussion. Also, a group work and a presentation will be required for students.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Course Introduction (course objective, syllabus, groupwork, grading, etc.)||Understand the course objective, syllabus, groupwork, grading, etc.|
|Class 2||Case 1: A case study in the retail industry (the strategic use of ICT: a failure case)||Learn about the typical failure of ICT use for organizational strategy trough a case study|
|Class 3||Case 2: A case study in the retail industry (the strategic use of ICT: a successful case)||Learn about how to successfully use ICT for organizational strategy trough a case study|
|Class 4||The use of ICT to achieve the organizational mission||Understand how to use ICT to achieve the organizational mission|
|Class 5||Discussion: lessons learned from two case studies for Japanese organizations||Be able to apply lessons learned from two case studies to Japanese organizations|
|Class 6||Crowdsourcing as external resources for organizations||Understand crowdsourcing as external resources for organizations|
|Class 7||An organization that can use crowdsourcing strategically: organizational innovation aligned with the organizational strategy||Understand the organizational structure that can use crowdsourcing strategically|
|Class 8||Group presentation and discussion||Be able to research in the strategic use of crowdsourcing and present the result|
All materials for the course will be available through OCWi
Attendance 20%, Groupwork 30%, Report 30%, Participation in discussion 20%
TIM.B521 ： Information and Communication Technology for Organizational Strategy I is the prerequisite for this course.