2019 Information and Communication Technology for Organizational Strategy I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Instructor(s)
Higa Kunihiko 
Class Format
Lecture     
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Sat9-10(田町CIC812)  
Group
-
Course number
TIM.B521
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2019/9/26
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

As the society shifting from the industrial society to the knowledge society, many organizations are facing the existing high-cost structure and inflexibility to respond to the drastic changes in their corresponding markets. In this class, a new organizational structure with high cost-performance and flexibility will be discussed.
Particularly the use of information and communication technology for organizational innovation and organizational restructuring will be studied.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. understand a new organizational structure with high cost-performance and flexibility o respond to the drastic changes in their corresponding markets
2. understand how to use information and communication technology for organizational innovation and organizational restructuring

Keywords

information and communication technology, organizational strategy, organizational innovation, organizational structure

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

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

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course Introduction Understand course objective, syllabus, groupwork, grading, etc.
Class 2 The historical background and the positioning of ICT Understand the historical background and the positioning of ICT in business
Class 3 The fundamental of strategic use of ICT Understand the meaning of strategic use of ICT for an organization
Class 4 Case 1: A case study in the Courier Industry (the use of ICT for improving the operational efficiency) Understand the use of ICT for improving the operational efficiency through a case study in the Courier Industry
Class 5 Case 2: A case study in the courier industry (the use of ICT for differentiating its service from competing companies’) Understand the use of ICT for differentiating its service from competing companies' through a case study in the Courier Industry
Class 6 The use of ICT to create additional values for customers Understand how to create additional values for customers by using ICT
Class 7 Discussion: lessons learned from two case studies for Japanese organizations Be able to apply lessons learned from two case studies to Japanese organizations
Class 8 Group presentation and discussion Be able to research in the strategic use of ICT and present the result

Textbook(s)

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.B522 : Information and Communication Technology for Organizational Strategy II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None
This is the prerequisite course to take "Innovation System II".

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