Managing Information: Technology and Systems

Module code: MN7510

This is not a computer science module nor is it primarily about the technicalities of information technology. Instead, it provide a conceptual foundation for the consideration of informational practices within modern organisations. It does not provide a toolkit for either systems use or design.

Topics covered

  • Management, information and the labour process 
  • Psychological and organisational implications of technology
  • Information, representation and organisation
  • Technology and perception: modelling the social world
  • Speaking for information systems: analysing and prescribing material information
  • Representation and simulation
  • New management practices: empowerment, information and control
  • The virtual organisation?
  • Managing technological change

Assessment

  • Essay (100%)