ICTO

Information and Communication Technologies
in Organizations and Society

 

Managing Information systems

 
NUMBER OF HOURS: 24
ESCE 5  IPM G1  and IPM G2

COURSE COORDINATOR: Antoine Harfouche

 
Aimed knowledge

In today’s globalised economy, Information Systems play an important role as business enabler. In this context, managers are confronted with challenging opportunities and risks, such as the quick and changing developments in information technology and the intensifying competitive pressures for productivity and quality. This emphasises the importance of a thorough understanding of information systems. Therefore, the MIS course introduces students to some of the main information systems (IS) issues faced by organisations in today’s global business environment such as business intelligence, e-commerce, ethical IT challenges, systems integration, competitive advantage, mobile business…

 

The aim is to provide a general overview of information systems with a strong emphasizes on contemporary technological topics.  

 

In every instance, the course analyses the purpose of the technology, how it operates and question the technological determinism: how this technology affects our organizations, our society, and us.

 


Aimed skills

The Management Information Systems course aims to understand the evolution of information systems, to explain the strategic role of information systems as a business enabler. It identifies and explains the impact of information systems applications and emerging technologies on business models and managerial decision making in an exciting and interactive manner. The course also evaluates the fit between the organization’s strategy and structure, and the information systems architecture and applications. It interprets the interaction between technologies, employees, managers, customers, processes, data, infrastructure, suppliers, business partners, and environment in a specific organization. Finally, this course seeks to understand the ethical, security, and privacy challenges of information systems.

Required knowledge

Students must be comfortable with basic IT knowledge, using PowerPoint, reading extensive web content, and leading structured presentations.

 

Lecturer

Prof. Antoine Harfouche
•A. Professor at Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Defense and Dauphine Universities.
•PhD in Information Systems from Paris-Dauphine with collaboration with Georgia State University.
•Invited Professor at Indiana University and GSU.
•He favors quantitative research approach to study the human computer interaction and cultural issues in information systems adoption.
•He has served as :president of ICTO, president of LAIS, program chair LCIS2016 ICTO2015, ICTO2016, Chair of IBIMA 2010 in Turkey, Track co-Chair of Culture and Tourism at MCIS 2011 Cyprus, Track Co-Chair Digital Divide and E-Government at MCIS 2010, Track Co-Chair of ICT for greater development impact MCIS 2014, Program Chair at ICTO2015...
•Reviewer for the Journal IT and People and RAM (Recherche et Application en Marketing)
 

Assessment Methods

The assignments will be a mix of individual and team work. Each instance will require reading course material and writing a short dissertation. Students will also complete a course-long group project addressing an information problem of their group's choice.

Continuous assessment (40%)

- Class participation on five mini cases (25%) + MCQ (5%)

- Teamwork project (10%)

In details:

- For the 2d and the 4th sessions, students have to prepare cases A and B (10% of the final grade).

- For the 6th and 7th sessions, they have to prepare cases C and D (10% of the final grade).

- For the 9th session, students have to prepare cases E  (5% of the final grade).

- For the 11th and 12th sessions, students have to present their project (Teamwork project 10% of the final grade)

Final exam (60%)

(Individual exam - 60%)

The two hours exam will include questions on: theoretical classes (of course not only the slides but also the oral speeches), case studies, and final projects.

Assessment
 % of the total mark
 Details 
  Learning outcome evaluated
Class participation on five mini cases
(25%)
 Team preparation/ Individual grade
- For the 2d and the 4th sessions, students have to prepare cases A and B (5% of the final grade for each case).

- For the 6th and 7th sessions, they have to prepare cases C and D (5% of the final grade for each case).

- For the 9th  session, students have to prepare cases E  (5% of the final grade).

MCQ
  (5%)
Individual  Quizz
10 MCQ
 Teamwork project
  (10%)
Team composed of 4 to 5
For the 11th and 12th sessions, students have to present their project
 

Final exam

 (60%)
  Individual exam
The two hours exam will include questions on: theoretical classes (of course not only the slides but also the oral speeches), case studies, and final projects.
COURSE CONTENT
Session 1. Introduction to Information System: Information System Does Matter
Session 2. Fondations of Business Intelligence and Enhancing Decision-Making
Extra documents:

Carr, N.G. (2003). “ IT Doesn’t Matter”. Harvard Business, Review. 3566, pp. 41–49.

        http://www.roughtype.com/?p=644

Letters to the Editor (2003). “Does IT Matter? An HBR debate”. Harvard Business Review. Web exclusive: www.johnseelybrown.com/Web_Letters.pdf

Session 3. Using IS for  ENHANCING DECISION MAKING

Session 4:  Key System Applications for the Digital Age
Session 5: E-Commerce: the revolution is just beginning
Session 6: E-strategies
Session 7:  Custmer value co-creation and Customization
Session 8: Social networks and e-communities revolution
Session 9 : IS collaboration and Coepition
Session 10 : IS impact on Business Model

Session 11 and 12: Project presentations

The ICT impact on organizations (a complete vision)

Bibliography

- Carr, N.G. (2003). “ IT Doesn’t Matter”. Harvard Business, Review. 3566, pp. 41–49.

- Letters to the Editor (2003). “Does IT Matter? An HBR debate”. Harvard Business Review. Web exclusive: www.johnseelybrown.com/Web_Letters.pdf

-  Henderson, J. C. and N. Venkatraman (1993). "Strategic Alignment -Leveraging Information Technology for Transforming Organizations." Ibm Systems Journal; 32(1): 4-16

- McAfee A. (2006). Mastering the Three Worlds of Information Technology, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 84, Issue 11, p141-149.

- DF Feeny, LP Willcocks (1998). Core IS capabilities for exploiting information technology, Sloan management review, 39(3), 9-21.

- K Zolper, D Beimborn, T Weitzel (2014) The effect of social network structures at the business/IT interface on IT application change effectiveness, Journal of Information Technology, http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jit/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/jit20146a.html

- Gulati, R. Oldroyd, J. (2005). The Quest for Customer Focus. Harvard Business Review, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p92-101.

- Philips, Joseph. (2010) IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish.

- Tipton, Harold F. & Krause, Micki. (2007): Information Security Management Handbook,

- Rannenberg, Kai; Royer, Denis & Deuker, André. The Future of Identity in the Information Society:

- (1999).The Usability Engineering Lifecycle: A Practitioner's Handbook for User Interface Design,

- Nemati, Hamid. (2008). Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications,:

- Van Eck, Richard. (2010). Gaming and Cognition: Theories and Practice from the Learning Sciences,

- Garrand Thimothy. (2006) Writing for Multimedia and the Web,

- Qualman, Erik. (2010) Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business,

- Joyce, Mary. (2010) Digital Activism Decoded: The New Mechanics of Change,