IT Strategy, spring 2017

Although information technology (IT) has long since become an integral part of the activities of modern organisations it is only in the past 20 years that the strategic significance of IT has been illustrated in literature. The development of Internet based technology from the mid 1990s until today has increased the strategic importance of information technology, which is reflected in the IT budgets of organisations in both the public and private sectors. The starting point for the course is that today's IT intensive age demands new strategic approaches. Against this background the course covers, firstly, the concepts and models which can be used to identify and understand the strategic significance of information technology and, secondly, detailed studies of innovation strategies and global IT strategies.


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Course Literature

Robert Galliers, D. E. Leidner
Strategic Information Management : Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems
4. ed.: London: Routledge: 2009: xxvii, 556 p.
ISBN: 978-0-415-99646-4 (hbk.)


individual assignments, seminar participation and a project work done in
groups. Final grades are pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) or fail (U). For
students who fail the first exam a second exam is given soon after the course

Groups project work

See group assignment to the right. As mentioned, there
will only be one group. The presentation of the group work will take place the
30th of May and Anna Borgeryd, Chairman at Polarbröd, will be present. The
presentation will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 in MA456. The first 30
minutes of the slot will consist of a presentation of your work in which you
provide your view of the current state as well as the future direction for
Polarbröd. Your presentation will then be followed by a 30minute discussion
among the participants. Please be on site 30 minutes early to set up the
technology you will use during your presentation and make sure that
everything runs smoothly!


Jonny Holmström: jhstrom@informatik.umu.

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