Perspectives on Digitalization, 7.5 credits

Perspectives on Digitalization, 7.5 hp

723G90

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course

Examiner

Björn Johansson

Course coordinator

Björn Johansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic, Pernilla Broberg
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7YEE Business and Economics Programme - International - English (Business) 5 (Autumn 2021) 202149-202203 English Linköping E
F7YEF Business and Economics Programme - International - French (Business) 5 (Autumn 2021) 202149-202203 English Linköping E
F7YET Business and Economics Programme - International - German (Business) 5 (Autumn 2021) 202149-202203 English Linköping E
F7YES Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish (Business) 5 (Autumn 2021) 202149-202203 English Linköping E
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme (Business Administration) 5 (Autumn 2021) 202149-202203 English Linköping E

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1N

Course offered for

  • Business and Economics Programme - International - French
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - German
  • Business and Economics Programme
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - English

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
and
Mathematics and Social Studies corresponding to the level in Swedish upper secondary education (Matematik 3b/3c and Samhällskunskap 1b/(1a1 and 1a2)
and
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • explain basic concepts, phenomena and perspectives regarding digitalization in different spheres (individual, organizational, and societal)
  • describe different contemporary expressions of digitalization in both private and public organizations, discussing e.g. values such as effectiveness, efficiency, transparency and trust
  • explain and identify strategies to digital transformation including pros and cons
  • describe and identify the different types of strategies and approaches relative information, communication and IT as a part of digitalization
  • critically understand and analyze the various stakeholders in relation to digitalization and the role of IT when organizing

Course content

Digitalization is a phenomenon that mirrors the process of using digital tools and services as individuals, organizations and in the society as a whole. Digitalization has many contemporary expressions and “faces” and is surrounded by values, possibilities and challenges. This course reflects upon digitalization from an individual, organizational and societal perspective and addresses e.g. change, management, services, stakeholders, gaps, everyday work and strategies related to digitalization. Digitalization is discussed as phenomena, its emergence and relation to information technology and organization in general and e-services in particular. As such digitalization needs to be managed and needs to be based on strategic utilization of IT; this is one area focused in the course from an organizational perspective.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars and a project work. In addition, the student should conduct self-study.

Examination

The course examination consists of in pairs prepared PMs, a project report, and active participation in seminars. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course's study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRO1 Project 4 credits U, G, VG
ESS1 Short Essay 3.5 credits U, G, VG

Articles

Scientific articles are used as course literature. 

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