610 Seminar in Business Research:
Information Systems--Economics and Architectures
2002: GSBA 610, 20575, Monday, 10 AM - 1 PM, BRI 8
Professor Christoph Langdon: 310.594.8466, 610_Sp02@ebizstrategy.org
Office Hours: Monday, 3 - 4 PM or by appointment
Objectives. GSBA has two objectives: Providing students with
an overview of key areas in information systems research and helping
students to develop research models in the area of IS strategy/economics
course provides a set of methods to describe, analyze and evaluate IT
developments and their strategic business impact.
the conclusion of the course each student should be able to:
an overview of the scholarly literature in IS research
the architecture of IS
underlying scientific position and limitations in IS theory-building
one publishable research paper
Format. The course relies on a balanced combination of lectures,
lively group discussions, readings and collaborative project work. Reading
load is high and discussions will be intense requiring knowledge of
the course literature.
each session is composed of two sections: a lecture and a second part
with discussions and group exercises.
and Policy. I
prefer an open learning atmosphere. I encourage you to participate during
the lectures if you have a question, wish to contribute or want to challenge
what I am saying. Please do so without hesitation. If you have any suggestions
or ideas, please bring them to me. If I do not hear from you, then I
will assume that you are feeling comfortable with the course, content,
direction, material and your own progress. The lines of communication
on my part are always open. Please take advantage of my office hours
or make an appointment with me.
Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability
is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP)
each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations
can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to
me (or to my TA) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located
in STU 301 and is open 8:30 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The phone
number for DSP is 213.740-0776.
There are no course requirements for GSBA 610. Basic knowledge of how
to use a personal computer, and office and communication applications
such as FTP is required. Familiarity with coding in HTML may be helpful
but is not required.