2016 Information and Service Science for Social System I

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Higa Kunihiko  Hidaka Kazuyoshi 
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Course description and aims

The worldwide diffusion of the internet made the direct link between producers and consumers possible and access to various markets easy. As a result, many E-business including e-commerce fit to this new net-society have been emerging.
In this class, these new models will be examined, compared, and discussed.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand the difference between E-business and traditional business models
2. apply an E-business model to an existing business


e-market, e-business, e-commerce

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures will be carried out interactively. Also a group work and a presentation will be required for students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction: fundamental of the net-society Understnad the course objective, syllabus, groupwork, grading, etc. and fundamental of the net-society
Class 2 Comparative analysis of traditional business and E-business models Understand the difference between traditional business and E-business models
Class 3 E-commerce analysis model Understand the fundamental of e-commerce and be able to use the analysis method
Class 4 Changes in the market structure Understand changes in the market structure
Class 5 Changes in the industrial structure Understand changes in the industrial structure
Class 6 A case of a hybrid business model: click-and mortar model Understand the hybrid business model (click-and mortar model)
Class 7 A case of a full virtual business model: click-and-mouse model Understand the full virtual business (click-and-mouse model)
Class 8 Group presentation and discussion Be able to research in the e-business strategy by an existing traditional organization and present the result


No textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials for the course will be available through OCWi

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance 20%, Groupwork 30%, Report 30%, Participation in discussion 20%

Related courses

  • TIM.C517 : Information and Service Science for Social System II
  • TIM.B521 : Information and Communication Technology for Organizational Strategy I
  • TIM.B522 : Information and Communication Technology for Organizational Strategy II

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