This unit aims to evaluate the main assumptions that underlie how technology is understood and employed by leaders and managers. Topics covered in this unit are current technological developments, such as artificial intelligence, big data, consumerisation of technology, the role of data and knowledge in management, the future of work, and digital disruption and transformation. This unit provides students with an opportunity to critically examine contemporary technology trends and their implications, with a view to unearth the lasting patterns by which technological innovation evolves and impacts the role of the manager, the worker, organisation and society more broadly.
4 hr lecture/workshop and/or full day participatory lectures/workshops
individual assignment (continuous week-by-week) (30%); in-class group activities and presentations (30%); individual essay (40%)