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TEK320 - Digital economics and policy
Digital ekonomi och politik
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPMEI
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 26112
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Minimum participants: 10

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Take-home examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

In programs

MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Erik Bohlin

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Theme:

MTS 7,5 hec


Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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 including compulsory elements

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.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.