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 http://www.heppnetz.de/teaching/ima/ima-ws2006.html

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

and

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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal-agent_problem
Wikipedia: Economic Calculation Problem
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_calculation_problem
Wikipedia: Ideas and Life of Friedrich Hayek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek
Wikipedia: Transaction Cost Theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transaction_cost
Wikipedia: Game Theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory
Wikipedia: Prisoner‘s Dilemma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisoner's_dilemma

Thursday, May 3

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

and

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
https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/citd/holtorf/3.8.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructivist_epistemology
Semiotics
http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B/semiotic.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiotics
Shannon and Weaver
http://www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk/MUHome/cshtml/index.html
Watzlawick, Beavin, Jackson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watzlawick
http://www.colorado.edu/communication/meta-discourses/Theory/watzlawick/
Schulz von Thun
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vier-Seiten-Modell (in German only)
Speech Act Theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_act
Media Richness
http://www.tcw.utwente.nl ... 

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.

Exam
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)

Registration
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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