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Бакалавриат 2018/2019

Цифровая трансформация мировой экономики

Статус: Курс по выбору (Мировая экономика)
Направление: 38.03.01. Экономика
Когда читается: 3-й курс, 3, 4 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Преподаватели: Агопов Ованес Михайлович, Кульков Владислав Владимирович, Милованцева Наталья Михайловна
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This blended learning course provides interdisciplinary perspective on how the ICT has been transforming the economy and covers core concepts across key issues of digital transformation. The course enables student participatory learning through the learning quadrangle of research, reveal, reflect, and reform approach, whereby students conduct independent, collaborative, and problem solving activities. Each student’s independent research through literature review or image searches will be followed by sharing gathered information through the reveal exercise. To reflect, students will assemble pieces of information about a given topic, and then advance to problem solving through the reform exercises. Topics include critical components of digital ecosystem, place of information technology in the theories of and its impact on economic growth, role of information technology in evolving economic relations, and socioeconomic implications of digital transformation.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to gain skills in collaborative writing and to learn information literacy. This will include collaborative work in digital environment.
  • to develop the research and writing for policy skills by researching major technological trends enabled by digitization for drafting a relevant policy proposal.
  • to engage in digital economy itself.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Analyses of the IT and "new economy" debate in the historical and economic context.
  • Able to evaluate various infrastructural challenges that digital transformation of world economy presents.
  • Describe the nature and extent of key digital technologies' potential.
  • Assess how firms use digital technologies to adapt to increasingly competitive economic environment.
  • Assess the likely global implications of digital economy evolvement.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Digital economy and global issues
    Cybersecurity. Environmental impact of digital transition. Digital economy in peripheral regions; Digital divide. Workshop 5 “Digital economy and global issues”.
  • Business models
    Integrated IT-driven production cycle. Changes in business organization and management. E-commerce. Platforms. Workshop 3 “How firms use digital technologies to adapt to increasingly competitive environment” Part I. Smart contracts; Alternative finance; Crowds. Offshoring of services. Workshop 4 “How firms use digital technologies to adapt to increasingly competitive environment” Part II.
  • Key technologies
    Big data. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Data science. Blockchain and cryptocurrency. Workshop 2 “Digital technologies”.
  • Digital infrastructures
    Layers and scale of digital infrastructures. Advances in computing. History of Internet. Why being first in 5G is important. Workshop 1 “Digital economy debates and digital infrastructures”.
  • Introduction
    Historical and economic context of digital economy. Digital economy vs. knowledge economy; IT and "new economy" debate. Innovation and productivity paradox.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class contribution
    Failure to perform as a workshop co-leader will result in zero grade for your class contribution.
  • non-blocking Final examination
    A written in-class examination will be based on topics and issues covered throughout the course, including on-line learning activities. A study guide with reflective questions will be issued at the end of each learning theme. Questions for the final exam will be drawn from these study guides.
  • non-blocking Leading workshop
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Class contribution + 0.25 * Final examination + 0.5 * Leading workshop
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Landers, C. S. (2017). The Digital Divide : Issues, Recommendations and Research. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1530459
  • Quiniou, M. (2019). Blockchain : The Advent of Disintermediation. London, UK: Wiley-ISTE. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2147382
  • Raheem, N. (2019). Big Data : A Tutorial-Based Approach (Vol. First edition). Boca Raton: Chapman and Hall/CRC. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2031482
  • Watanabe, C., Tou, Y., & Neittaanmäki, P. (2020). A new paradox of the digital economy : Structural sources of the limitation of GDP statistics. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C9EE5C6F

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Caravelli, J., & Jones, N. (2019). Cyber Security: Threats and Responses for Government and Business. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2014189
  • Chen, Y., & Wang, L. (Tarry). (2019). Commentary: Marketing and the Sharing Economy: Digital Economy and Emerging Market Challenges. Journal of Marketing, 83(5), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022242919868470
  • Grable, J. E., & Lyons, A. C. (2018). An Introduction to Big Data. Journal of Financial Service Professionals, 72(5), 17–20. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=bsu&AN=131378067
  • Harvard Business Review, Don Tapscott, Marco Iansiti, Karim R. Lakhani, & Catherine Tucker. (2019). Blockchain : The Insights You Need From Harvard Business Review. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Review Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2003693
  • Malecki, E. J., & Moriset, B. (2008). The Digital Economy : Business Organization, Production Processes and Regional Developments. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=214211