15.575 Research Seminar in IT and Organizations: Economic Perspectives

Spring 2004

Typical office cube.
Information technology at work in the office. (Image courtesy of Michael Jastremski and openphoto.net.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive readings and related assignments. Students play an essential role in presenting content to the class based on these materials.

Course Description

Business organizations and markets use a bewildering variety of structures to coordinate the productive activities of their stakeholders. Dramatic changes in information technology and the nature of economic competition are forcing firms to come up with new ways of organizing work. This course uses economic theory to investigate the roles of information and technology in the existing diversity of organizations and markets and in enabling the creating of new organizational forms.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
3 hours / session