MIS 375 (Tanriverdi) - STRATEGIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MIS375 Uniques 04060 04065 Fall 2013 VERSION Instructor Class times Class location

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1 STRATEGIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MIS375 Uniques #: 04060 & 04065 Fall 2013 VERSION: 8/27/2013 Instructor : Hϋseyin Tanriverdi, Associate ProfessorClass times : Unique#04060 M/W 2:00pm-3:30pm Unique#04065 M/W 3:30pm-5:00pm Class location : UTC 1.130 Instructor’s Office: CBA 5.208 Phone : (512) 232-9164 Fax : (512) 471-0587 E-mail : [email protected] Office Hours : by appointment Teaching assistant : G.T. OZER, [email protected] Course objectives Information technology (IT) is a relatively young business function in corporate history compared to other business functions. But rapid developments in the short history of IT have already had profound impacts on firms. In addition to becoming an essential infrastructure over which almost all business functions run, IT has played major roles in expanding capacity of firms for sensemaking, learning, and improvising in complex, dynamically evolving competitive landscapes. Yet, many business leaders are mystified by technical complexities of IT. They have a tendency to relegate IT management to technical leaders and run IT as a support function rather than a strategic platform that determines where the firm can play and how it can win. For such business leaders, IT continues to be a blind spot and a stumbling block to the achievement of their firms’ strategic objectives. This course is developed for students who would like to avoid such blind spots and stumbling blocks and use IT strategically. The course introduces students to fundamental concepts of business strategy, information economics, and strategic IT management. Understanding economics of information is essential especially in service-oriented economies in which the majority of goods and services are information based. The course examines how firms use IT to architect a foundation for executing their business strategies and competing on information products and services. It explores how IT-enabled interconnections among products, customers, business processes, firms, industries, and economies affect the complexity of competitive landscapes and growth and decline of firms. The course also discusses how digital business strategy of a firm can enable or constrain profitable growth of the firm in complex, hypercompetitive landscapes. Course delivery format The course is delivered through a participant-centered, discussion-based, active learning format in which students share control and responsibility for learning. Course website : Hosted on the Blackboard system . Updates to this syllabus and other course materials will be posted on this website. Please log on to the site before each class to view the announcements. Course packet : A digital course packet (CP), which contains electronic versions of some of the cases and articles that will be used in the course can be purchased at: [].
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