International Management:
Information, Organization, and Management  (703607)

held by Prof. Dr. Martin Hepp (mhepp(at)computer(dot)org)
at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
during the Summer semester 2007.

This is the Web page of the current section of the class (Summer 2007). For details on the Winter 2006/2007 section, see

The Study Guide for the Exam is available here.

Course Logistics
Classes will be held according to the following schedule.

Date Classroom  Time Slides (PDF) Reading assignment

Wednesday, May 2 

 3W04 (Trans-IT building)

10:00 - 12:00 6 slides per page

2 slides per page
Chapter 1 in the textbook (pp. 1-16)

Additional reading:
Leonard E. Read: “I, Pencil. My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Read”, Dec. 1958
Wikipedia: Management
Wikipedia: Taylorism
Charles Babbage:  Economy of Machinery and Manufactures
Frederick Winslow Taylor: The Principles of Scientific Management, 1911.

Wednesday, May 2

 3W04 (Trans-IT building)

13:00 -14:45


15:15 - 17:00
6 slides per page

2 slides per page

Chapter 2: „Market Dynamics and Competition: The Fundamental Role of Information“, pp. 17-55

Additional reading:
Wikipedia: Principal-Agent Problem
Wikipedia: Economic Calculation Problem
Wikipedia: Ideas and Life of Friedrich Hayek
Wikipedia: Transaction Cost Theory
Wikipedia: Game Theory
Wikipedia: Prisoner‘s Dilemma's_dilemma

Thursday, May 3

3W03 (Trans-IT building) 10:00 - 12:00


13:00 - 14:45
6 slides per page

2 slides per page
Chapter 3: „Fundamental Information and Communication Models“, pp. 57-95

Additional Reading:
Radical Constructivism
Shannon and Weaver
Watzlawick, Beavin, Jackson
Schulz von Thun (in German only)
Speech Act Theory
Media Richness ... 

Thursday, May 3 

 3W03 (Trans-IT building)

15:15 - 17:00  6 slides per page

2 slides per page
Chapters 4 and 5, pp. 97-208

Friday, May 3

 3W03 (Trans-IT building)

10:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 14:45
15:15 - 17:00
6 slides per page

2 slides per page

6 slides per page

2 slides per page
Chapters 6 and 7, pp. 209-309
Chapter 8, pp. 311-367
Chapter 9, pp. 369-413
Exam Recap

Textbook (mandatory -get it now!)
Rolf Wigand, Arnold Picot, Ralf Reichwald: Information, Organization and Management
458 pp., John Wiley & Sons, 1997 (ISBN: 0471964549).

The textbook is available at Studia Technik. You can also get it by Amazon or other international booksellers.

Three possibilities to take the exam as per the University regulations.

Exam 1: July 17, 2007, 16:00 – 18:00; Room: to be announced
(could be Room: HSB 3, Technikerstraße 13b, Hörsaaltrakt, Baufakultät)
Registration is possible between May 15, 00:00 and July 10, 2007 00:00.

Exam 2: September 11, 2007, 16:00 – 18:00; Room: to be announced
Registration is possible between July 18, 00:00 and September 4, 2007 00:00.

Exam 3: October 2007 (Details to be announced)

Please register for this class in the ZID system using a valid e-mail address at your earliest convenience. Important information may be sent to the registered participants only! You need to register for the exams separately!

Exam Results

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