Managing in Information Societies

Subject MGMT90023 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This intensive subject is taught over 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 hours of personal study per hour of class time is required to achieve a satisfactory level of performance
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject examines the rise of the new information technologies within a wider organisational, social and historical context. It relates them to the emergence of "information-based" societies, where work, organisations and society are said to be changing. In particular, it examines some of the competing claims made about such developments and examines the actual impacts of new information technologies on a range of issues that may include work organisation and behaviour, culture, power and knowledge. It also looks at the broader social and ethical implications for the wider society and globalisation.

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain the emergence of information technology and e-business in a wider context;
  • Be able to analyse and evaluate the different effects that they have on organisations and societies;
  • Be capable of applying critical management theory, including the effects of power, culture and knowledge, to real and hypothetical situations.
  • Minor assignments due during semester totalling not more than 4000 words (50%)
  • One major assignment totalling not more than 4000 words (50%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving skills and critical thinking skills in relation to the social and ethical implications of the information society, will be fostered in the subject through the discussion and written exercises, and the selection of reading material;
  • Verbal and written communication skills will be developed through discussion and written exercises;
  • Team-work skills will be fostered through group work on case studies;
  • Research skills will be developed through the preparation of the written exercises;
  • Presentation skills will be developed through classroom presentation exercises.

This subject will be taught in an intensive mode in Semester 2.

Related Course(s): Master of Applied Commerce (Management)
Master of Applied Commerce (Organisational Change)
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Commerce (Management)
Master of Commerce (Marketing)
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Management
Master of Management

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