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2010/2011  BA-IMOC  Information Management and Organizational Change

English Title
Information Management and Organizational Change

Course Information

Language Danish
Point 10 ECTS (300 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Spring . Third Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course Coordinator
Dorte Madsen
Main Category of the Course
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
20 min Individual oral exam based on group paper
Exam Period May/June
Individual oral exam in curriculum based on a paper written in groups. One grade is given, reflecting an overall assessment of the paper and the oral examination.

• Re-takes for students, who did not pass the ordinary exam as well as students who were ill during the oral examination is held as an individual oral examination in curriculum based on the same paper as used for the ordinary examination.
• Re-takes for students, who were ill during the writing of the paper is held as an individual oral examination in curriculum based on an individual 4-pages paper.
The regular exam is in March, and re-examination is in March/April.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

This course examines the challenging task of connecting corporate information resources into a coherent framework for management, navigation and access.

The overall challenge of information management is how information can be managed to create value and contribute to organizational goals.This course develops a coherent theoretical framework for working with information management, considering Information management as a field, a framework, and a concept.

This course places the concept of information management in the context of organizational development. In this context, organizations are open systems that exist in and interact with the environment. Intelligent organizations are distinguished by the ability to read the environment and to adapt accordingly

Thus, the basic goal of information management is to harness the organization’s information resources and information capabilities to enable it to learn and adapt to its changing environment. The information management lifecycle: Information creation, acquisition, storage, analysis, and use therefore provides the intellectual latticework that supports the growth and development of the intelligent organization.

Teaching Methods
Thematic lectures and supervision that develop the role of information management issues in relation to organizational goals and strategies, value chain, and information logistics. Students will learn to work methodically with, and critically reflect on, information management practice in organizations, the inter-dependencies of information systems, information value, organizational context, and users.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to apply the concepts, models and tools presented to real corporate settings and experiences.

Students must develop a specific case relating to (corporate communication issues and) an organizational change process involving a specific information management process, and/or information product
in a specific organization according to key issues dealt with in the course literature.

Required readings (a total of 250 pages):

Barnett, William P. and Glenn R. Carroll (1995): Modeling internal Organizational Change (20 pages)

Choo, C. W. (2002). Information management for the intelligent organization: The art of scanning the environment (3rd ed.). Medford, N.J.: Information Today:

- Chapter 2: A Process Model of Information Management p. 23-58 (35 pages)

- Chapter 6: Managing Information Sources p. 155-174. (19 pages)

Greenwood, Royston and C. R. Hinnings (1996): Understanding Radical Organizational Change: Bringing together the old and new institutionalism (34 pages)

March, James G. (1981): Footnotes to Organizational Change (16 pages)

Nowé, K. (2005). The IM research field in view of a”rational choice” paradigm and an “institutional theory” paradigm.Svensk Biblioteksforskning, 15(1), 46--58.(13 pages)

Orna, E. (2005). Making knowledge visible: communicating knowledge through information products, s. 9-104 Aldershot, UK : Gower: Chapters 1-5, pages 9-104 (95 pages).

Schlögl, C. (2005). Information and knowledge management: Dimensions and approaches. [Electronic version].Information Research, 10(4, paper 235) Retrieved 12/06/2009 http://InformationR.net/ir/10-4/paper235.html= (18 pages)