This course examines the economic forces of digitization that shape and transform markets and business strategy in various industries. You will learn to characterize the consumption and production of information and network goods. You will examine strategies that firms use to compete in the digital economy. The course will have theoretical and practical parts. In the latter, we will have guest speakers from industry and you will present an analysis of a particular industry (firm in an industry) on which we base a class discussion of key challenges, key learnings and implications for organization and strategy.
I expect students to have a solid understanding of basic microeconomics and strategy, be willing to read and prepare before class, and participate in critical discussion.
This course is an intensive 5-day online seminar on March 16-18 and April 21-22. As both manmade and natural disasters are on the increase, the humanitarian sector has been growing accordingly. Because logistics typically comprises 70-80% of mission budgets, efficient operations and supply chain management are critical to maximizing impact. This course explores the emerging theory and best practices which address this need.
This is a master's level course recommended to students in our Management, Technology and Economics department. It also welcomes students with backgrounds in natural and social sciences, with an interest in humanitarian operations. No computation or prior knowledge of supply chain management is required but good analytical, reading comprehension and writing skills.