Feb 03, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023
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HOD-838 Media, Technology and Disruptive Innovation

4 semester credits
One of the greatest threats to traditional organizations is the growing role of disruptive media and online technology. Web-based, on-demand business models are increasingly eliminating established enterprises and distribution networks. In this course, students will develop case study portfolios on examples of notable disruption and innovation phenomena in organizations, prompted by media and technology. The purpose is to extract empirical and theoretical findings towards an understanding of change dynamics wrought by modern online media. The principal methodology of this course is collaborative case study research. A key reference is: Clayton M. Christensen. (2013). The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. Harvard Business Review Press.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):
  • Analyze “open innovation” (Christensen, 2013) in organizations as driven by technological disruptive change.
  • Assess the role of social media in fostering or corroding social relationships.
  • Argue how disruptive media can become a catalyst for positive social and organizational change.

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