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TJ093221 TJS6 Software Business 6 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Hannu Salmela
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X
2015–2016 X

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students are able to employ frameworks drawn from strategic management, international business, and entrepreneurship disciplines to managerial problems of software firms. They are able to craft alternative business models that capitalize on a particular technological innovation. They can identify problems related to growth, internationalization, capital funding and intellectual property rights of such firms. They will also understand threats and opportunities related to the evolution of a company's value network and/or major structural transformation within industry.

Contents

The course addresses managerial problems in high-tech firms with a special emphasis on the software industry. The industry is characterized by virtual and knowledge-intensive products and services, global supply chains, complex value networks and highly volatile markets. While technological innovations provide ample business opportunities in such industries, establishing a profitable business in them is far from easy. The course is recommended for students who aim at a professional, managerial or entrepreneurial career in marketing and/or product development processes in IT and high-tech firms.

Teaching methods

Students can choose from two options to complete the course:

Alternative A: In this alternative, the student participates in interactive lectures, each lasting from 2 to 4 hours (18h). A part of the lecture is used to working with case assignments in small groups. Assignments ask students to apply theories from pre-reading articles into company cases selected from software businesses. Participation to the most of the lecture sessions is compulsory. In addition the lectures, a course work and exam is required to pass the course.

Alternative B: Alternative B is aimed for students, who will not be able to actively attend to in-class assignments of alternative A. In this alternative, the grade is defined 100% by the exam. The exam covers pre-reading articles and additional books, but there will not be questions addressing lectures or in-class assignments. The exam of this alternative is available in the electronic exam service.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English
Essay
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Evaluation

Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring

Study materials

1. A collection of books and articles announced by the lecturer.
2. Buxmann, P., Diefenbach, H., & Hess, T. The Software Industry: Economic Principles, Strategies, Perspectives. ISB: 978-3-642-31509-1.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Elective Special Courses (Business and Innovation Development)
Turku School of Economics
Obligatory courses in Business Informatics (MDP in Global IT Management)
Turku School of Economics
Obligatory courses (MDP in Global IT Management)
Turku School of Economics
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Valinnaiset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Future Technologies
2015–2016
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Entrepreneurship
Information Systems Science