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Managing the Digital Enterprise, 15 Credits

Swedish name: Att leda det digitala företaget

This syllabus is valid: 2019-01-07 and until further notice

Course code: 2IN128

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Informatics: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

Grading scale: VG Pass with distinction, G Pass, U Fail

Responsible department: Department of Informatics

Revised by: Head of Department of Informatics, 2018-11-05


Digitalization has fundamentally changed the conditions for contemporary organizations and organizing. Digital enterprises are characterized by their digital logic, which impacts all levels of organizational life including strategies, business models and competencies. Against this backdrop, the course addresses a number of core operational challenges for organizations building on a digital logic. These include, but are not limited to, the areas of governance, digital and dynamic capabilities, digital and business platforms, digital transformation, risk and value creation. The  focus on how these can be managed ties together questions of strategy, innovation and organizing in concrete ways.

Expected learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is, after the course, expected to be able to:
1. Describe the main characteristics of a digital enterprise.
2. Account for and explain relevant challenges and their respective causes, related to the management of digital enterprises.

Regarding proficiency and aptitude the student is, after the course, expected to be able to:
3. Analyze organizational conditions for the management of these challenges.
4. Analyze core assumptions of frameworks, methods and roadmaps for digital enterprise management.
5.  Synthesize research based constructs and theories into a framework, method, or roadmap for digital enterprise management. 

 Regarding evaluative capacity and approach the student is, after the course, expected to be able to:
6. Critically reflect on the relationship between organizations and digitalization.
7. Relate and evaluate arguments and suggestions for the management of organizations building on digital logic.

Required Knowledge

Admission to the course requires 90 credits in informatics, computer science, business administration, media and communication studies, pedagogics, psychology, political science or sociology (or equivalent competence). Also required is English B/6

Form of instruction

Teaching is done preferably in the form of lectures and student active forms, e.g. group work and seminars. The course is campus based and a digital learning platform is used.

Examination modes

Examination is carried out by one group assignment (the grade given is pass or fail) and individual written assignments (the grade given is pass with distinction, pass or fail). Examination assumes good ability in written and oral presentation in English. For students who do not obtain a pass after the first attempt an additional examination is normally arranged within a short time afterwards. Students who do not obtain a pass after two examination attempts are allowed to participate in three further examinations. In order to do so the student must register for the course during the term the examination is given. For additional attempts to pass the exam special dispensation is needed from the director of studies or the student counsellor.

If special reasons exist, the examiner has the right to decide on another examination form.


Valid from: 2019 week 27

Venkatraman Venkat
Digital matrix : new rules for business transformation through technology
[United States] : Lifetree Media Ltd : [2017] : 278 pages :
ISBN: 1-928055-20-6
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Leading digital : turning technology into business transformation
Westerman George, Bonnet Didier, McAfee Andrew
Boston, Massachusettes : Harvard Business Review Press : [2014] : vi, 292 pages :
ISBN: 978-1-62527-247-8
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Platform revolution : how networked markets are transforming the economy - and how to make them work for you
Parker Geoffrey, Van Alstyne Marshall, Choudary Sangeet Paul
2016 : xiii, 336 s. :
ISBN: 9780393249132
Search Album, the University Library catalogue