[ 973DLHRMACS19 ] SE Digital Transformation: Managing Change

Es ist eine neuere Version 2023W dieser LV im Curriculum Master's programme General Management Double Degree ESC Troyes – JKU Linz 2023W vorhanden.
Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
4 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Claudio Biscaro 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Advances in Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Change
Original study plan Master's programme Management 2022W
Objectives This course aims to:

  • Analyzing experiences with IT (digitalization) and chance projects.
  • Contemporary literature.
  • Role of business and management fads.
  • Theoretical concepts as foundation for change concepts.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:

  • LO1: Reflect on digitization, digitalization and the importance of organizational change (digital transformation).
  • LO2: Compare theoretical concepts (paradigms) about organizations, groups and individuals and learn to apply these concepts in the context of change.
  • LO3: Analyze the paradigms and the ideological foundation of recent management fads.
  • LO4: Evaluate different consulting approaches and the consulter assignment in digitalization and digital transformation projects.
  • LO5: Create change concepts for digitalization and digital transformation projects.
  • Digitization, digitalization and digital transformation
  • different theoretical concepts (paradigms) about management and organizational change
  • paradigms and the ideological foundation of recent management fads
  • different roles of management in change projects
  • consulting approaches
  • change concepts
Criteria for evaluation Two major components: presentations and reflection work


  • Literature analyzing in groups concerning of the used paradigm and the useability in practice in digital transformation project (30%)
  • Discussion of the presentation in plenum (20%)


  • Reflections during the seminars (20%)
  • Final reflection paper 3 weeks after last seminar (30%)
Methods The learning and teaching strategy aims to combine reflection of the individual experiences, case studies, literature studies and theoretical inputs. The reflections and literature studies in groups between the three seminar dates are discussed on the basis of contemporary management theories.
Study material Hasenzagl, R. (2020): Management als Profession. Schäffer Poeschel (translated parts)

Robertson, B. J. (2015). Holacracy - The Revolutionary Management System That Abolishes Hierarchy. Penguin

Other materials can be retrieved from Moodle and/or will be announced in class.

Changing subject? No
Further information none
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority