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Digital infrastructures for business

2020/2021
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
2 year, 1 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The subject of internet if fostering innovations in business gives a base concept of analysis and understanding of networks and their architecture. The focus mostly will be done on theoretical instruments which influence on business, government and social life. Concepts of networks are explained deeply as well as their unit-economy, services they include and access to communication capacities. Students must have their critical minds to topics provided and evaluate opportunities and risks of these models as seen by various groups of people. The course considers the issues and challenges faced by decision makers in government, businesses and infrastructure provider organisations as innovation players.. This includes issues of national and international standards, laws and regulation. The course also addresses these issues as they relate to individual users of digital services. This course explains and gives understanding on the internet as our most general and fundamental innovation in fostering world for communication.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • introduce the concepts of base innovation concepts of infrastructures and their core technologies.
  • consider how internet innovations are established and evolve, their design and economics, and how they support innovation and business change.
  • explain the opportunities and risks, including regulatory issues
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the concept of an infrastructure and relate it to digital systems and services
  • Identify and apply theories and models to understand the evolution of digital infrastructures and their roles in fostering innovation
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Infrastructures: conceptual beginnings
    Examples of infrastructures, their structure and components. Production of infrastructure, their emergence
  • Internet foundations
    Types of digital infrastructures. History of internet, simple internet structure and its definitions
  • Emergent design of the internet
    Domain Name System (DNS). Protocol and TCP/IP explanation. IPv4 and IPv6
  • Layered model
    Hourglass Layers
  • The Transaction Cost perspective, Digital goods’ characteristics
  • Introduction to Economic and institutional perspectives on digital infrastructures
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • Partially blocks (final) grade/grade calculation Exam
  • non-blocking Classwork Essays
  • non-blocking Home Assignments
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.2 * Classwork Essays + 0.6 * Exam + 0.2 * Home Assignments
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2012). Management information systems : managing the digital firm. Slovenia, Europe: Prentice Hall. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.BEEDD30B
  • Zittrain, J. (2008). The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=278457

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Constantinides, P. (2012). Perspectives and Implications for the Development of Information Infrastructures. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=450407