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040220 SE KFK ORGA: Advanced Topics in Organization (E) (2008W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 24 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

  • Thursday 02.10. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 20.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 2
  • Thursday 20.11. 16:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum 2
  • Thursday 27.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 27.11. 16:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 04.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 04.12. 16:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 11.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 11.12. 16:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 18.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 18.12. 16:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 11
  • Thursday 15.01. 14:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 11


Aims, contents and method of the course

The main topic of the seminar is "IT and the performance of individuals, organizations and networks". We will consider how IT influences the behavior of members of organizations and their output, how this influences the organizational performance in the short run and from a strategic perspective, and how IT improves relations between organizations. All three areas will be covered both from a theoretical perspective and from an empirical point of view.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students must prepare written papers (in groups of at most two students) and present them to class. A first draft of the paper has to be handed in two weeks before presentation Papers may be revised to create a final version (due at the end of the semester) after presentation. For each paper, two discussants will be assigned who have to prepare a brief (about one page) discussion statement on their colleague's work.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The goal of the seminar is twofold: the substantive goal is to develop insights into the effects IT has on organizations and their environment. Furthermore, students write and present their own papers based on scientific results, this will prepare them for their work on the master thesis.

Examination topics

Preparation and presentation of student's own papers based on literature, classroom discussion

Reading list

Initial literature for each topic will be provided. Students are expected to perform their own literature research and include additional references in their papers.

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