2021 Information and Service Science for Social System I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Instructor(s)
Sasahara Kazutoshi 
Course component(s)
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Sat7-8()  
Group
-
Course number
TIM.C516
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2021/3/19
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course will lecture on the theories of how technologies emerge, how technologies evolve by inducing innovation, and how they change economic and social systems. In addition, through group work, students will learn the premises, principles, and challenges of social implementation of digital technologies for changing economic and social systems.

Student learning outcomes

The goals of this lecture are as follows:
- To understand the evolutionary theory of technology
- To be able to practice the principles of social implementation of digital technology to transform society and economy

Keywords

Combinatorial evolution, governance, innovation, impact, structural deepening, sense-making, technology, risk

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

We will read the books listed in the reference and achieve the above goals through group discussion.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of the evolutionary theory of technology Understand the big picture of how technologies emerge and evolve
Class 2 Structure and evolution of technology Group discussion on combinatorial evolution, structural deepening
Class 3 Evolution of technology and social and economic evolution Group discussion on society and economy as an expression of technology, structural changes
Class 4 Overview of the social implementation of digital technology Understand principles and examples of successful social implementation
Class 5 Social implementation of digital technology (1) Group discussion on impact and risk
Class 6 Social implementation of digital technology (2) Group discussion on governance and sense making
Class 7 Presentation Each group will present and discuss

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

After the lecture, it is recommended to read and review the relevant sections of the reference books.

Textbook(s)

Slides will be provided.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

W. Brian Arthur, The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves, Penguin (2010)

Assessment criteria and methods

Class contribution 30%, Presentation 40%, Report 30%

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

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

None

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