Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.01.2019 - 16.05.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV spring (2018-2019). Not lectured academic year 2019-2020.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing this course, the student understands and can apply co-development methods for the development of business networks. The student can plan and facilitate a developmental intervention project and a workshop to co-develop inter-organizational business processes and business models, and understands factors influencing their success. The student understands a knowledge-based approach to co-development interventions and can apply development methods for supporting knowledge co-creation.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course focuses on the development of inter-organizational business processes and models for increasing efficiency and innovation in networks. The development of the activities and value flows is understood as an essentially collaborative endeavor supported by planned interventions. The course advances a knowledge-based view on interventions by focusing on collaboration practices as an object of development and knowledge co-creation as a way of developing them. The course presents different theoretical approaches to co-development such as co-creation, co-design, business process development and dialogic organization development as well as different participatory development methods and tools such as process and value network development methods, design methods and group work methods (e.g. world café, open space, future recall, role-play). In addition, relevant interventionist research approaches, such as action research, are covered.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The lectures function as discussion forums, reading circles and workshops. Before the lectures, students read articles related to the topic of the lecture. During the lecture, the teachers guide learning and application of knowledge to intervention project assignments in real-life cases. Between the lectures, students work on intervention project assignments. In the end of the course, the students realize intervention workshops and get feedback. The intervention project assignments consist of planning and implementation of an intervention project and a workshop by student groups. Attendance at lectures is compulsory.
Evaluation: intervention project assignment, learning diary, active participation.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 30(3), independent work (reading) 40, group assignments 30

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Articles on different development approaches and methods. Material is announced on the first lecture.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Substitutes course TU-124.5210.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

TU-E6110 Management of Networked Business Processes

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi. The number of participants is restricted.


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