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Learning Goal

This class will introduce the fundamental economic effects and theories that explain the diffusion of Electronic Business, especially new institutional economics, and map these to core concepts of management science. The overall learning goal of the course is an in-depth understanding of the interplay of economics, communication and information research, management science, and applied computer science; the underlying social and technical processes, and their implications for business and management.

Grading

The topics covered in this class are relevant for the comprehensive diploma exam (Diplomhauptprüfung). For your preparation, you may use the Study Guide.

Slides, and Materials

Unit 1: Overview

Slides

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.

 

Unit 2: Market Dynamics and Competition: The Fundamental Role of Information

Slides

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

Unit 3: Collaboration, Cooperation, Intercreativity: The Web 2.0 Phenomenon

Slides (by A. Richter)

Unit 4: Models of Information and Communication

Slides

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 ...

Unit 5: Auto ID Technology

Slides

Unit 6: Management of Information Technology Systems and Landscapes

Slides (by A. Richter, will be published after the unit)

Unit 7: Exam Review

Study Guide