Group and Organizational Approaches to Information System Use
This course explores the relationship between organizations and the development and use of information technology and systems. It presumes that organizational models reflect the opportunities created by information technology and the changing institutional context. We will compare the implications of different organizational models for knowledge and information flows, learning within and between organizations, and learning between organizations and their environment. Case materials will draw from private and public sector organizations as well as professional, educational and other non-profit organizations. We will devote special attention to organizational transformations associated with new models of innovation and the “network” or knowledge economy.
The course is recommended for MIMS students, SIMS Ph.D. students, and graduate students in other departments with an interest in the relationship between information technology and the transformation of organizations.