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Managing Information Societies (MGMT90240)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90240
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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 fundamentally. 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 within an increasingly globalized and marketised world.

Intended learning outcomes

Be capable of applying critical management theory, including the effects of power, culture and knowledge, to real and hypothetical situations

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
  • Presentation skills will be developed through classroom presentation exercises
  • Research skills will be developed through the preparation of the written exercises

Last updated: 21 September 2019