SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentPhD Program of Management Information Systems, First Year
Course NameTopics in Information Management
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteIT Strategies and Management
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1: Course Introduction

Week 2-5: Course Theme - Business Value of IT/IS

Week 6-9: Course Theme – Adoption & Diffusion of IT/IS

Week 10-13: Course Theme – The application of emerging IT/IS in different business domains, such as Fintech, industry 4.0, e-Health, platform economics, and so on.

Week 14-17: Course Theme – New media and impacts, such as social media, AR, VR, etc.

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

  1. Critiques (15%): Students will choose a theme and prepare a critique. It will include a short summary of the topics covered, an evaluation and integration of the results, research methods, and techniques used in the studies and it will conclude on what is still unknown on that issue. Each critique should be presented in at the end of the corresponding theme.

  2. Paper Review (15%): During the semester, each student will review a paper that was submitted to a conference or a journal. Participants will have two weeks to hand in their review of that paper.

  3. Research Work-in-Progress (60%): Students will write a research proposal, present it, and submit it to a conference at the end of the semester. The purpose of this project is to allow each student to explore in detail any of the topics covered in class. Students have to select a specific research idea and try to examine a particular issue. Participants will have to submit a short proposal by week 9 in order to discuss it and get it approved.

  4. Participation (10%): Students are expected to participate in all class discussions and activities. The input of each student is critical to his/her own and colleagues’ learning. Student’s participation will be evaluated through the quality of his/her contribution in class.

Textbook & Reference

  • Will announce latter in class

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