Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Upon fulfilling the course, the student can describe and explain networked business as a collaborative process that strives to add value to the joint customer. S(he) also can explain the development of existing networks towards new business ecosystems driven by digitalization and platformization examine and investigate the management and development problems of networked digitalizing business processes by using the central concepts of organization theory, value networks, business models, process management development, and knowledge co-creation.

Upon fulfilling the group assignment in the 5 cr course, the students additionally learn how to execute the analysis of a real-life networked business process case: how to conduct a process interview, how to interpret the data into a visual process model, and how to evaluate and investigate the process for development and innovation.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 14.09.2018 - 07.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Riitta Smeds

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Ulriikka Järvihaavisto, Riitta Smeds

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):



  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course gives theoretical foundations to describe, explain and interpret the development and management of business processes in the networked digitalizing business environment. In the group assignment, the students investigate a real life inter-organizational business process case.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5 cr: Blog 50%, Group assignment 50%.
    3 cr: Blog 80%; Evaluation of the group assignment presentations 20%.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5 cr: Lectures and reading circle sessions 36; Blogging 22; Guest lectures 6; Real-life case assignment in groups and related independent work 60
    3 cr: Lectures and reading circle sessions 36; Blogging 22; Guest lectures 6; Observing and evaluating the presentations of the group assignments 10.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Information in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    T-124.5100 and TU-124.5110


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