MIS40650 Knowledge, ICT & Organisation

Academic Year 2022/2023

The increasing ubiquity of collaborative, social networking, and mobile computing technologies is playing a key role in transforming work practices and organisations. Our understanding of these changes, however, and their implications for management, is still poorly developed. This module will provide managers with a mature and actionable understanding of this emerging landscape, with a view to shaping organisational innovation in creative ways. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of such technologies in processes of communication, knowledge creation/sharing, and learning; processes of surveillance and organisational control; and, in the emergence of new, distributed modes of organising work and collaborative production.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module students should be able to:

· Critically assess the role of information, technology and knowledge in contemporary organisations.

· Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the different ways in which new collaborative and mobile computing technologies are implicated in transforming work and organising practices. In particular, practices associated with: communication, knowledge creation/sharing, and learning; surveillance and organisational control; the coordination of distributed work and the emergence of new modes of collaborative production.

· Demonstrate a sound and actionable understanding of the management implications of these emergent forms of work and ICT-enabled organisational innovation.

Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
MIS30070 - Digital Innovation

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: An essay that synthesises your main learnings from the module and offers a critical reflection on the personal significance and implications of the material for you. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Student contribution throughout the term: based on short written reflections submitted each week and on contributions to on-going class discussions. Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Presentation: Short group presentation, based upon students' critical assessment of prescribed reading. Each student will only be required to contribute to one presentation over the course of the term. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback will be provided on student presentations. General group/class feedback will be provided regularly on the weekly reflections submitted and the reflective essay.

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