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General information:
Name:
Management and Competition in the Digital Age
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
ZIE-1-028-n
Faculty of:
Management
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Information Technology and Econometrics
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Part-time studies
Responsible teacher:
Kabalska Agnieszka (akabalska@zarz.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. Kozarkiewicz Alina (akozarki@zarz.agh.edu.pl)
Kabalska Agnieszka (akabalska@zarz.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

The aim of the course is to identify and discuss the complexity of management and competition in the Digital Age, resulting from technological, social and economic changes on modern organizations.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 recommend, present, discuss and support the implementation of selected new concepts of contemporary management and competition. IE1A_K06 Presentation
Skills
M_U001 recognise new trends and appraise their influence on organizations’ performance and functioning in the digital age. IE1A_U14 Essay
Knowledge
M_W001 the leverage and impact of new trends and phenomena in organisations' environment on the development of new management systems. IE1A_W06 Test
M_W002 the magnitude of new, contemporaneous concepts of management, as well as principles and policies of their implementation in management systems of diverse organizations. IE1A_W01 Test
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 recommend, present, discuss and support the implementation of selected new concepts of contemporary management and competition. - + - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 recognise new trends and appraise their influence on organizations’ performance and functioning in the digital age. - + - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 the leverage and impact of new trends and phenomena in organisations' environment on the development of new management systems. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 the magnitude of new, contemporaneous concepts of management, as well as principles and policies of their implementation in management systems of diverse organizations. + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

Lectures will cover the following topics:
- Introduction to contemporary management and competition in the digital age. Understanding the complexity of modern world.
- Orgniastions’ evolution: from start-ups and new ventures to multinational corporations.
- Competitive advantage in contemporary markets.
- Open Innovations and Strategies; Innovating in existing markets.
- Digital Business Models.
- Communication in the Digital Age.
- Society, ethics and social responsibility as modern challenges for organisations.
- Demographic challenges and managing diversity in contemporary workplace.
- Technological development and managing innovations.
- Artificial Intelligence: balancing AI and human creativity; AI implications for strategy.
- New concepts in management, their roots and evolution.

Auditorium classes:

The classes will give students experience in the following areas of modern management:
- New trends and challenges in organizations’ environment – managerial and engineering perspective.
- Our digital future: competing in modern markets.
- Leadership by design: creating innovations, innovation ecosystems and innovative culture.
- Contemporary approach to creative problem solving, innovations, and change.
- The role of assets, organizational capabilities and competences.
- Human capital in organization: expectations, requirements and challenges.
- Possible organizations’ responses to contemporary challenges.
- Selected new concepts of management for XXI century organizations.
- Designing and implementing new managerial tools.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 100 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Participation in lectures 14 h
Participation in auditorium classes 14 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 28 h
Preparation for classes 22 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 22 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade is calculated as the average of the positive marks from the test, essay and presentation given during the classes.
In the case of receiving a negative grade in the first and subsequent dates, the grade is calculated as the average of all the grades obtained so far.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Students are encouraged to sign up for the dedicated course on the e-learning platform.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. Certo, S.C., Certo, S.T. (2019), ,,Modern Management: Concepts and Skills’’, Pearson.
2. Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y. (2010), ,,Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers’’, John Wiley and Sons.
3. Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y., Bernarda, G., Smith, A. (2014), Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want’’, Wiley.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

1. Kozarkiewicz, A., Kabalska, A. (2017), Management of Creative Projects – Challenges and Paradoxes, ,,Project management development – practice and perspectives: sixth international scientific conference on Project management in the Baltic countries’’, Riga, Latvia, April 27–28 2017, conference proceedings, s. 140-152.
2. Kozarkiewicz, A., Kabalska, A. (2016), Project strategy and strategic project management: the understanding and the perception of relevance among Polish project management practitioners, ,,Project management development – practice and perspectives: fifth international scientific conference on Project management in Baltic countries’’, April 14–15, 2016, Riga, conference proceedings, s. 187-196.
3. Kozarkiewicz, A., Kabalska, A. (2018). Kolektywne i indywidualne kompetencje analityczne jako współczesne fundamenty rozwoju organizacji, ,,Zeszyty Naukowe Politechniki Śląskiej. Organizacja i Zarządzanie’’, z. 118, s. 305-316.
4. Kabalska, A. (2017). Korzyści i bariery współpracy międzyorganizacyjnej – studium przypadku polskich przedsiębiorstw uzdrowiskowych, ,,Studia Ekonomiczne : Zeszyty Naukowe Wydziałowe Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Katowicach’’, nr 341, s. 127-143.

Additional information:

Form of verification of learning outcomes:
Passing one tests, Writing one essay on a given topic, Preparing the presentation using the acquired skills.
Conditions for participation in classes:
Lectures are not obligatory. Auditorium exercises are compulsory. The conditions of making up (mode and method) are set by the teacher.
Assessment:
Grading, in the case of receiving a negative mark in the statutory period, is calculated as the average of all the grades obtained so far. The other general conditions for participation and credits for the module are set out in the Study Regulations.