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Advances in IT Management Seminar 2022 - 2 ECTS

Date and time

Friday 18 February 2022 at 09:00 to Friday 25 March 2022 at 16:00

Registration Deadline

Friday 18 February 2022 at 09:00


Room TBA, Campus TBA, 2000 Frederiksberg Room TBA
Campus TBA
2000 Frederiksberg

Advances in IT Management Seminar 2022 - 2 ECTS

Event Description

Attila Marton, Adjunkt, Department of Digitalization, CBS

Course Coordinator
Michel Avital, Professor, Copenhagen Business School



This introductory course highlights a selection of contemporary central topics in information systems research. It is designed to familiarize doctorate students with the main research streams and contributing scholars of IS research, to introduce the common research approaches, and to provide a safe environment for stepping into lifelong research endeavor.

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.  

Teaching style

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



Date 2022*





18 February

Information and Knowledge

Attila Marton




25 February

Decision Making from DSS to Algorithms

Ioanna Constantiou




04 March

Digital Innovation

Philipp Hukal




11 March

IT and Individuals

Mari-Klara Stein




18 March

Sustainability and Green IT

Rony Medaglia




25 March

Design Science Research

Rob Gleasure








         * All sessions are Fridays 14:00-17:00.

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 up to 2 pages conversation starters.    

Retake exam: students who do not fulfill the passing requirements may submit up to 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. 


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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