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Advances in Digital Technology Management Seminar 2023 - 2 ECTS

Date and time

Friday 3 March 2023 at 14:00 to Friday 14 April 2023 at 17:00

Registration Deadline

Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 00:00


Kilen - room KL 2.53 (second floor), Kilevej 14A, 2000 Frederiksberg Kilen - room KL 2.53 (second floor)
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg

Advances in Digital Technology Management Seminar 2023 - 2 ECTS

Course coordinator: Michel Avital, Department of Digitalization (DIGI)

Department of Digitalization, CBS 
Department of Digitalization, CBS 
Department of Digitalization, CBS 
Department of Digitalization, CBS 
Department of Digitalization, CBS
Professor Kalle Lyytinen (visiting faculty at CBS)
Case Western Reserve University

This introductory course highlights a selection of contemporary central topics in information systems and digital technology management research. It is designed to familiarize doctorate students with the main research streams and contributing scholars of IS research, introduce the common research approaches, and provide a safe environment for stepping into lifelong research endeavors. In addition to reviewing a rich subset of the IS research literature, the course seeks to prepare the foundations that will assist the participants in developing and writing their thesis. Each annual round of the course covers a new selection of topics that are prevalent in the IS research discourse.
Course content

The course surveys a broad literature base to provide students with a grasp of the main issues in the IS discipline while developing a deeper understanding of its development and conceptual turns. The course emphasizes breadth and is geared toward the socio-technical aspects of information technologies in an organizational context. Specifically, participants will have an opportunity to examine the main strands of IS research and their interrelationships in the overall context of the discipline and management studies.
The course is designed as a sequence of 6 distinct three-hour meetings, each covering a central topic in information systems research. The meetings are designed in a research seminar format that includes guided discussions, mini-workshops, and teacher and student class presentations. In addition to a critical and appreciative review of existing work, the seminar emphasizes constructive discussion aiming toward helping students to design state of the art research that builds on and extends the related current body of knowledge.  
Considering the underlying objective, the readings, class preparation and class participation are essential. In preparation for each seminar, each student will review the assigned articles, and subsequently should prepare and upload to CANVAS a “conversation starter” that discusses and integrates the readings as well as offers personal insights and suggested topics for further discussion in the seminar. Upload or post your conversation starter to the designated Assignment section in Canvas at least 48 hours prior to the class (Wednesday at noon).
Lecture plan
03 March - ONLINE (Teams)
The Digital Phenomenon
- Abayomi Baiyere

10 March - KL2.53
Use and Users as Core Constructs  in IS Research
- Christiane Lehrer

17 March - KL2.53
Cybersecurity: A Multidisciplinary Approach
- Jan Lemnitzer

24 March - KL2.53
Organizations and Technology
- Olivia Benfeldt

31 March - KL2.53
Digital Platforms and Infrastructures
- Ben Eaton
14 April - KL2.53
The State of IS Research: Past, Present, and Future
Kalle Lyytinen
         * All sessions are Fridays, 14:00-17:00 in KL 2.53.
 * All sessions in wks 10-14 are Fridays, 14:00-17:00 in KL 2.53. In wk 9, the session is online, see link in Canvas.
Learning objectives

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
  • Identify and discuss the main research streams in IS research
  • Identify the key scholars in IS research and discuss their contribution to the body of knowledge
  • Identify and discuss key disciplinary controversies and debates
  • Discuss the development of the IS research discipline and its community of scholars
  • Apply IS research theory to own thesis project
  • Position own thesis project in the context of the IS body of knowledge

A Pass/Fail grade will be based on participation and timely submission of all six 2-page (max) conversation starters.    
Retake exam: students who do not fulfill the passing requirements may submit up to a 12-page literature review theory development paper that is based on all the required readings. The paper is due 30 days after the last class. 

Notes: In case we receive more registrations for the course than we have places the registrations will be prioritized in the following order: Students from CBS departments, students from other institutions than CBS.


Select payment methods:
CBS students: Choose CBS PhD students and the course fee will be deducted from your PhD budget.
Students from other Danish universities: Choose Danish Electronic Invoice (EAN). Fill in your EAN number, attention and possible purchase (project) order number. Do you not pay by EAN number please choose Invoice to pay via electronic bank payment (+71). 
Students from foreign universities: Choose Payment Card. Are you not able to pay by credit card please choose Invoice International to pay via bank transfer. 
Please note that your registration is binding after the registration deadline.

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Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Nina Iversen

Phone: +45 3815 2475

Organizer Contact Information

CBS PhD School
Nina Iversen

Phone: +45 3815 2475