This is the Web site for the lecture

Information, Organization, and Management (12875)

held by Dr. Martin Hepp (mhepp(at)computer(dot)org)
at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany
during the Winter semester 2006/2007.

This is the Winter semester 2006/2007 section. For the most recent one, please visit http://www.heppnetz.de/teaching/iom/

Update April 30, 2007: The exam results are available on the bottom of this page.

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.

Registration  
Other than announced in the WISO guide and originally on this Web page, registration is handled by the SIS (Student Information System). The registration deadline is January 12, 2007 both for Bachelor and Diploma degree students.
Registration is mandatory. Late registrations are NOT possible!

Logistics

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

Stage 1: November 10, 2006 - March 4, 2007: Self-study part - Read the class textbook (chapters 1 - 9).
Stage 2: March 7 - March 9, 2007: Classroom Instruction, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.m CIP II, Sanderring (Participation mandatory!)
Stage 3: March 30, 2007: 12.:00 noon - 1.00 p.m. Exam (60 Minutes); classroom "Großer Hörsaal" (Neubaustraße 66).

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, March 30, 2007 from 12:00 noon - 1.00 p.m. (60 minutes) in the lecture hall "Großer Hörsaal" (Neubaustraße 66).

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). After successfully completing this class, students can print a certificate at the SIS system, which will be honored by the Office of the Registrar (Pruefungskanzlei) as equivalent to the lecture "Unternehmensmodelle" for Bachelor and Diploma degree students. The  procedure is explained in the following document:
http://www.wiinf.uni-wuerzburg.de/News_Infos/Anrechnungsdokumente/Anrechnungen_LN.pdf

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).

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

Date Classroom  Time Slides (PDF) Reading assignment

Wednesday, March  7, 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.

Wednesday, March  7, 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
Wednesday, March  7, 2007 CIP-II 13:15-14:45
Chapter 2: „Market Dynamics and Competition: The Fundamental Role of Information“, pp. 17-55

-- continued --

Wednesday, March  7, 2007

CIP-II

15:00 - 16:30

16:45 - 17:30
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 ... 

Thursday, March  8, 2007

 CIP-II

9:00 - 10:30

10:45 - 12:15
see here Chapters 4 and 5, pp. 97-208

Thursday, March  8, 2007 

 CIP-II

13:15 - 14:45

15:00 - 16:00

16:30 - 17:30
see here  Chapters 6 and 7, pp. 209-309

Friday, March 9, 2007.

 CIP-II

9:00 - 12:15  
Chapter 8, pp. 311-367
Chapter 9, pp. 369-413

Friday, March 9, 2007

 CIP-II

13:15 - 17:00   Exam recap
See the study guide for details!

Exam results
Last four digits of  student ID Topic selected Points Grade
5551 2 14 2,7
0261 2 15,5 2,3
6337 1 13 3,0
4898 1 7 5,0
9014 1 15 2,3
0153 1 19 1,0
0884 2 12 3,3
7556 3 15 2,3
9071 1 13 3,0
8085 1 17 1,7
7926 1 12 3,3
7899 n/a n/a no show (fail)
5235 1 6 5,0
7370 1 16 2,0
7804 1 11 3,7
7471 3 7 5,0
6037 3 15,5 2,3
9621 n/a n/a no show (fail)
0828 3 9 4,0
8033 2 19 1,0
7983 3 7 5,0
1929 3 17 1,7
7970 n/a n/a no show (fail)
0302 n/a n/a no show (fail)
5487 1 7 5,0
4211 n/a n/a no show (fail)
4698 n/a n/a no show (fail)
9796 2 14,5 2,7
9781 n/a n/a no show (fail)
7729 1 18 1,3
8451 1 18 1,3
6954 1 2 5,0

See here for information on how to get credits in General Managament (ABWL) for this class.

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