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Бакалаврская программа «Цифровые инновации в управлении предприятием (программа двух дипломов НИУ ВШЭ и Лондонского университета)»


Digital Business Transformation

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке


Белугин Александр Александрович

Course Syllabus


Digital business transformation is a first part of an “Information systems management” (IS2184) course. “Digital business transformation” is an 200 one-module course for third-year undergraduate students. The course is taught in English. It is part of the University of London curriculum. The first part of the course deals with background and models of information systems management, including overview of the main trends, discussion of the most common technological solutions and the logic behind strategic planning of ICT deployment. The second part discusses the main managerial and economic benefits generated by adoption of systems such as e-business, big data analytics and knowledge management.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this course, and having completed the Essential readings and activities, students should be able to: • explain how different models used to analyse organisations are reflected in different information systems architectures • differentiate various classes and types of information system developed and used in organisations, seen within a historical context • present arguments for a strategic role for information systems within organisations and alternative models to support this role and to establish such strategies • describe the basic principles and elements of benefit management, in the context of the alignment of the strategy of an enterprise and its information systems development.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • differentiate various classes and types of information system developed and used in organisations, seen within an historical context
  • discuss the importance of the process of managing the design and implementation of information systems on the effective value generated by their adoption
  • evaluate alternative approaches to design organisational forms to pursue the effective implementation of information systems across the enterprise
  • • describe the characteristics of an information infrastructure and the differences between the concept of information infrastructure and of information systems
  • • explain the differences between personal ICTs, group ICTs and enterprise ICTs
  • • explain the managerial implications of information infrastructures in organisations
  • • identify the importance of aligning ICT with strategic needs
  • • describe the importance of strategic planning for the successful digitalisation of the company
  • • explain the differences between firm-level, business-level and industry level information systems strategy
  • • explain the main managerial challenges associated with the design and deployment of business-level information systems strategies
  • • describe the importance of SWOT analysis
  • • the relationships between ERP systems and an organisation’s performance
  • • the benefits associated with the adoption of the different types of ERP systems
  • • the risks associated with the adoption of the different types of ERP systems
  • • the challenges associated with the deployment and management of ERP systems in organisations
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. The role of technology in organisations.
  • Managing information systems projects
  • Information technology and business strategies
  • Enterprise resource planning systems
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Exam
    Examination format: The exam is taken on the platform StartExam without proctoring
  • non-blocking Home assignments
  • non-blocking Group work
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.5 * Exam + 0.2 * Group work + 0.3 * Home assignments


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Alavi, M., & Leidner, D. E. (2001). Review: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems: Conceptual Foundations and Research Issues. MIS Quarterly, 25(1), 107–136. https://doi.org/10.2307/3250961
  • Arvidsson, V., Holmström, J., & Lyytinen, K. (2014). Information systems use as strategy practice : a multi-dimensional view of strategic information system implementation and use. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2014.01.004
  • Bahli, B., & Rivard, S. (2003). The information technology outsourcing risk: a transaction cost and agency theory-based perspective. Journal of Information Technology (Routledge, Ltd.), 18(3), 211–221. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268396032000130214
  • Davila, A., Gupta, M., & Palmer, R. J. (2002). Moving Procurement Systems to the Internet: The Adoption and Use of E-Procurement Technology Models. Research Papers.
  • Gold, A. H., Malhotra, A., & Segars, A. H. (2001). Knowledge Management: An Organizational Capabilities Perspective. Journal of Management Information Systems, 18(1), 185–214. https://doi.org/10.1080/07421222.2001.11045669
  • Manyika, J., Chui, M., Brown, B., Bughin, J., Dobbs, R., Roxburgh, C., & Byers, A. H. (2011). Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity. Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition & Productivity, 1–143.
  • Nigel Melville, Kenneth Kraemer, & Vijay Gurbaxani. (2004). Review: information technology and organizational performance: an integrative model of IT business value.
  • Ole Hanseth. (2001). The Control Devolution: ERP and the Side Effects of Globalization. The DataBase for Advances in.
  • Principles of information systems : a managerial approach, Stair, R. M., 2008
  • Raphael Amit, & Christoph Zott. (2001). Value creation in E‐business. Strategic Management Journal, 6‐7, 493. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.187

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Dubosson-Torbay, M., Osterwalder, A., & Pigneur, Y. (2002). E-Business Model Design, Classification, and Measurements. Thunderbird International Business Review, 44(1), 5–23. https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.1036
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, & Adam Saunders. (2010). Wired for Innovation : How Information Technology Is Reshaping the Economy. The MIT Press.
  • Mayer-Schönberger, V., & Cukier, K. (2013). Big Data : A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. Boston: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1872664
  • Shoshana Zuboff, & James Maxmin. (2004). The Support Economy : Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism. Penguin Books.
  • WILLIAMSON, O. E. (2008). Outsourcing: Transaction Cost Economics and Supply Chain Management. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 44(2), 5–16. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-493X.2008.00051.x