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TEK320 - ICT economics and policy
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMEI
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

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MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Erik Bohlin


Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic courses in managerial economics and industrial management

Aim

This course introduces students to one of the most dynamic and pervasive sectors of the economy, namely the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector. This course aims to come to provide tools for analyzing the complex dynamics of the ICT sector, by taking both a historical and forward looking perspective on key strategic and policy issues, as well as their underlying economic logic.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

By the end of the course
students will be able to:

(1) apply theories, frameworks, conceptual tools and methods related to
institutions, policy, regulation, strategy, industry and innovation dynamics,
in relation to the complex interplay between technology and society

(2) analyze policies and regulations relevant for ICT industries and markets,
in an international perspective, and addressing ethical and social dilemmas,
such as sustainable development

(3) identify main policy, regulatory and strategic issues

(4) apply conceptual tools, methods and framework for analyzing policy dynamics
and for taking strategic decisions.

Content

The course consists of several
parts:

- Key policy and strategic issues in the ICT industry

- Overview of tools to understand institutional change, regulation, policy,
industry change and corporate strategy

- Investment, costing and demand

- Foresight and future issues relating to the ICT sector

- Interaction between government actions and strategic decision making

- User perspectives of technology change and development

- Identification and analysis of the particular ethical dilemmas that the ICT
sector poses ¿ privacy, inclusion, and sustainability

Organisation

The overall structure of the course is constituted by a number of lectures aimed at giving students a solid understanding of the relevant issues as described above. Another key component of the course is the undertaking of group-based project work.

Literature

Students will read a mixture
of book chapters, academic papers, reports, white papers and web-based
information.

Examination

The overall purpose of the
examination is to stimulate listening, reading, arguing and learning during the
course rather than after it. Examination consists of (1) take-home exam (2)
project report (3) reflection reports.

 


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