Insegnamento a.a. 2023-2024

30383 - DIGITAL DISRUPTION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English

Student consultation hours
Class timetable
Exam timetable
Go to class group/s: 31
CLEACC (6 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
PAOLA DUBINI

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: PAOLA DUBINI


Synchronous Blended: Lezioni erogate in modalità sincrona in aula (max 1 ora per credito online sincrona)

Mission & Content Summary

MISSION

The course analyses the impact of digital transformation in changing the competitive landscape of several industries. Of particular interest of the course are: - the disruptive nature of technological changes; - the entrepreneurial ferment across industries; - the interplay between incumbents and newcomers. The goal of the course is to: - analyze digitalization as a context for the transformation of cultural organizations; - discuss its implications for industry configuration, value appropriation, and offering configuration; - compare inter-company and inter-industry competition.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course will cover the following topics: 

  1. What is disruption all about? What are its effects on a company’s strategy and competitive environment?  
  2. Business models and their conditions for economic viability 
  3. Identification of elements of disruption driven by digital technologies for new ideas development 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize disruptive technologies and their effects on industries and their players.
  • Describe the interplay between incumbents, newcomers, and physical and virtual players.
  • Analyze the impact of disruptive innovations at the city, sector and individual companies level.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Interpret ambiguous and uncertain environments to predict future configurations.
  • Analyse complex and constantly changing organizations.
  • Apply disruptive technologies to different contexts

Teaching methods

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Interactive class activities on campus/online (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)

DETAILS

  • Guest speakers' talks provide students with the necessary hands-on approach and specificity to appreciate the dynamism and ambiguity associated with disruptive technologies.
  • Case studies on the contrary offer students the possibility to rationalize emerging issues.
  • Interactive class activities  consist of debates allowing the application of concepts learned in class to real life examples and a more subtle framing of complex issues

Assessment methods

  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
    x
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
    x

ATTENDING STUDENTS

 

Attending students are tested on their ability to contextualize phenomena associated with disruptive technologies via a written exam (50% of the grade), consisting of a short essay based on a newspaper article, or of a self-reflection on one of the topics discussed in class   The remaining 50% of the grade is assigned to one or more debates  to be prepared in randomly assigned groups and to be discussed in class


NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Non-attending students are evaluated on an essay to be written at the end of the semester during the exam sessions. The essay covers the topics described in the program and included in the teaching materials. It uses a short case/a newspaper article as a basis for discussion. Alternatively, it can be a self reflection on the same topics. The essay accounts for 100% of the final grade.


Teaching materials


ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

Teaching materials are made available via course reserve at the library or via Bboards, depending on copyright restrictions.

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