This is the Web site for the lecture

Information, Organization, and Management (12873)

held by Prof. Dr. Martin Hepp (mhepp(at)computer(dot)org)
at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany
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/iom/iom-ws2006.html

Update: Exam results are now available - apologies for the delay. See the bottom of this page for your grade.
Course Overview
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.

The course is closely aligned with the textbook "Information, Organization and Management" by Rolf Wigand, Arnold Picot, and Ralf Reichwald (John Wiley & Sons, 1997 ISBN: 0471964549).

Registration  
Registration via SB@HOME is mandatory. The registration deadline is July 31, 2007 both for Bachelor and Diploma degree students.
Registration is a prerequisitve for participation. Late registrations are NOT possible!

Logistics

The class will be delivered as a block class with three stages:

Stage 1: May 1, 2007 - September 16, 2007: Self-study part - Read the class textbook (chapters 1 - 9).
Stage 2: September 17 - September 19, 2007: Classroom Instruction, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. CIP II, Sanderring - Participation is mandatory!
Stage 3: September 28, 2007: 12.:00 noon - 1.00 p.m. Exam (60 Minutes); classroom to be announced.

You must have read the textbook prior to the beginning of the classroom instruction!

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

Exam
The exam will take place on Friday, September 28, 2007 from 12:00 noon - 1.00 p.m. (60 minutes).
Classroom: HS 413 (Sanderring)

Study Guide

The Study Guide for the Exam is available here.

Credits
The class will qualify for credits as "Unternehmensmodelle" and thus as a lecture in General Management (Vorlesung Allgemeine BWL), i.e., the grade will be honored by the Office of the Registrar (Pruefungskanzlei) as equivalent to the lecture "Unternehmensmodelle" for Bachelor and Diploma degree students. Please check with the Office of the Registrar for details.

Class Schedule
Classes will be held according to the following schedule.

Date Classroom  Time Slides (PDF) Reading assignment

Monday, September 17, 2007

 CIP-II

9.00-10:30 see here 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.

Monday, September 17, 2007

 CIP-II

10:45-12:15 see here

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
Monday, September 17, 2007 CIP-II 13:15-14:45 see here
Chapter 2: „Market Dynamics and Competition: The Fundamental Role of Information“, pp. 17-55
-- continued --
Monday, September 17, 2007 CIP-II 15:00 - 17.00
Use Case / Group Work
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

CIP-II

9.00-10:30 see here 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 ... 

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

 CIP-II

10:45 - 12:15 see here Chapter 4

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

 CIP-II

13:15 - 14:45 see here Chapter 5
Tuesday, September 18, 2007 CIP-II 15:00 - 17.00 Use Case / Group Work

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 

 CIP-II

9.00-10:30
see here Chapter 6
Wednesday, September 19, 2007   CIP-II 10:45 - 12:15 see here Chapter 7
Wednesday, September 19, 2007   CIP-II 13:15 - 14:45 see here Chapter 8, pp. 311-367
Chapter 9, pp. 369-413

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 

 CIP-II

15:00 - 17:00   Exam recap
See the study guide for details!

Exam results

Matrikelnummer
(last four digits)
Grade
0190 2.3
0510 2.3
1661 2.7
2080 5.0
2116 2.0
2441 2.3
2480 2.0
3577 1.0
4898 2.0
5801 1.7
6380 4.0
6427 2.3
6691 2.0
6883 2.0
7509 1.7
7561 4.0
7596 1.7
7698 1.7
7983 5.0
8008 2.0
8410 no show
9337 1.7
9365 5.0
9698 2.0
9781 2.3




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