ECON 2217: Women and the Economy
Winter 2013 Course Syllabus
Tuesdays and Thursdays 14:35-15:55, LSC-COMMON AREA C244
Prof. Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel
Dalhousie University, Department of Economics
Office: 6214 University Avenue, ground floor (C12)
1. When lenders lend in financial markets, they do so by:
A) Issuing securities.
B) Buying securities.
2. A long-term debt instrument is best defined as one with:
A) Maturity of more than one month.
B) Maturity of more than one year.
C) Maturity of more t
How Information systems have changed and are continuing
Overview of the course syllabus objectives, approach, expectations and assessment
Class 2 Preparation
to change the way
Read Introduction and Chapter 1
List the elements of a good project.
Understand why many IT projects fail to meet their targeted goals.
Explain the relationship between time, scope, and cost of a project.
Explain why Gantt charts are popular for planning schedules.
Determine the role general managers must take in decisions about Information Systems
Define and explain the Information Systems Strategy Triangle.
Understand the alignment between decisions of business strategy, information systems
List how IT enables business change.
Identify ways in which IT can impede business change.
Understand the problems that are caused by the functional (silo) perspective of a
Identify how the process perspective keeps the big picture in
Class 1 Objectives
-How Information systems have changed and are
the way organizations operate (and the
people in them)
continuing to change
-Understand the course objectives, expectations and requirements
MIS is the development and use of information sy
Architecture and Infrastructure
Understand how strategy drives architecture, which then drives infrastructure.
Identify and define the three configurations for IT architecture.
Define how business goals can be translated into IT architecture and then into
Understand how the use of information technology impacts an organization.
Identify the type of organizational structure that tends to be most willing to embrace
technological change and sophistication.
List the advantages and disad
Understand how ethics should be framed in the context of business practices and the
challenges surrounding these issues.
Define and describe the three normative theories of business ethics.
List and define PAPA and why it is im
Learned about the IS Strategy Triangle Framework
Review and/or learn basic concepts in strategy and organizations: Porters business
strategy, organizational strategy models, IS strategy
Class 3 Preparation
Read Chapter 2 & Zipcar cas
Describe the Sourcing Decision Cycle Framework.
Explain the differences between insourcing and outsourcing, inshoring and offshoring,
and nearshoring and farshoring.
Describe how offshoring must be managed.
Define the different ways of ou
List the identifying factors of the eras of information usage.
Know what makes an information resource valuable.
Explain how information resources are used strategically in context of the 5forces model.
Understand how information resources
Understand the difference between data, information, and knowledge.
Define how tacit knowledge differs from explicit knowledge.
Describe why knowledge management is so important.
Understand how knowledge is generated and captured.
Describe a kno
The Design Of Work
Understand how IT has changed the nature of work.
Define virtual organizations and how they work.
List the technologies that are used to support communication and collaboration.
Explain telecommuting and the technologies that support it
True/False Questions: Determine whether the statement is true of false.
1. Economists define money as currency in circulation plus reserves. FALSE
2. Present value calculations allow us to compare assets with differing time dimensions. TRUE
3. In the mark