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The Impact of Technology

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
3
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
2 year, 2 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course teaches how to use theories and methods to make predictions of the potential impact of new technology in general, as well as for a specific application. This prepares for the changes that society is facing, and also helps to take advantage of transformations which are driven by technology. The course takes a broad approach, including social and economic factors. The curriculum includes general innovation theories, foresight methodology, value chain disruption and strategy. Students learn how to draw a map of the potential future business landscape and identify interesting future business roles in emerging value networks. Furthermore the course presents a toolbox for decision making in the areas of technology, investments, career path, research & development or portfolio management. The course is delivered by EIT Digital, the full outline is found here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/impact-of-technology
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to use theories and methods to make predictions of the potential impact of new technology
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Skills to map the potential of future business
  • Skills to identify interesting future business roles in emerging value networks
  • Skills to analyze how an industry or market may change
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The Impact of Technology
    We start with a short introduction module where you will get a general introduction, a description of the overall process we will follow, a historical example and an assignment. You will after this module have a good general overview of the course and knowledge about what you will learn and what to expect. Relevant theories will help us in estimating the impact of technology. In this module three key innovation theories are included and by the end a more broad perspective is introduced.
  • Technology delta and barriers
    When estimating the potential impact of a technology, it is essential to understand the technology delta: How much better is the new technology and is this delta significant enough to overcome the barriers to implementation and realise its full potential? We will in this module look at both the technology delta and the barriers to implementation. Supporting this analysis, the Gartner hype cycle, megatrends and industry transformation are given special attention.
  • Foresight
    Foresight in general, and backcasting in particular, is included in this module. After a general overview this module is built around one interactive sequential backcasting case.
  • Value networks
    Technologies with a significant impact put existing value networks out of balance. New value networks are emerging around new technologies. This module covers value networks basics and let's you practice how to predict potential new value network roles and structures.
  • Business roles and ideas
    Roles within value networks are further studied in this module. The role, its relationships and dependencies are analyzed. You will learn how to assess, chose and develop a, for you, interesting value network role.
  • Strategy
    It's not enough to identify potential roles, we also need to know how to get from where we are today to a desired position. The impact of a technology depends on how it is implemented. This module gives you some basic insights regarding strategy and what to consider regarding its formulation and implementation.
  • Finale - The Impact of Technology
    This video and the exam are the final elements included.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
    The Exam is planned as an ORAL GROUP EXAMINATION, online on ZOOM Platform. A Student should log in 20 minutes prior to Exam Session. Temporary internet breakdown is for up to 10 min. If longer - a written request to the course director, cc study office manager for further decision to reschedule the Exam for another date for examination: with different exam questions.
  • non-blocking Final oral group examination
    The Exam is planned as an ORAL GROUP EXAMINATION, online on ZOOM Platform. A Student should log in 20 minutes prior to Exam Session. Temporary internet breakdown is for up to 10 min. If longer - a written request to the course director, cc study office manager for further decision to reschedule the Exam for another date for examination: with different exam questions.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.3 * Essay + 0.7 * Final oral group examination
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Nachum, L., & Zaheer, S. (2005). The Persistence of Distance? The Impact of Technology on Mne Motivations for Foreign Investment. Strategic Management Journal (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), 26(8), 747–767. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.472
  • Parasuraman, A., & Grewal, D. (2000). The Impact of Technology on the Quality-Value-Loyalty Chain: A Research Agenda. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 28(1), 168. https://doi.org/10.1177/0092070300281015

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kimble, C. (1999). The impact of technology of learning [microform] : making sense of the research : policy brief / by Carol Kimble. [Aurora, CO] : [Washington, DC] : Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory ; U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Educational Resources Information Center, 1999. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsgpr&AN=edsgpr.000544343