[ 514IDSCSIDK21 ] KS Social Impacts of Digitalization and Supply Chain Management

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Business Administration Barbara Krumay 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS Supply Chain Fundamentals AND KS Technical and Methodological Foundations of Digitization? AND Module Management of Digital Transformation and Application of Information Systems in Organizations
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2023W
Objectives The students have knowledge of the challenges evolving from digitalization, impacting on the individual and society. They are able to identify ways to tackle these challenges from a companies’ point of view. They can discuss the main concepts related to these issues, in particular evolving from corporate responsibility and sustainability. The students are familiar with the terms and underlying concepts to fulfill requirements of sustainable supply chain management. They have knowledge of foundations related to ethical questions in the context of digitalization.
Subject Clarification of the following basic terms will be covered:

  • Impacts on the individual and society
  • Technostress and technology addiction
  • Digital Corporate Responsibility, Digital Citizenship
  • Right to Privacy, Human Rights in a Digital Age
  • Sustainability, CSR and Producer Responsibility
  • Triple Bottom Line
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Ethical and cultural aspects of IT, digitalization and new technologies (in particular AI and robotics)
  • Digital divide and ICT4D
Criteria for evaluation Exam (individual) and group work (homework and oral presentation)
Methods Integrated in-class lecture and flipped classroom parts (lecture videos to be prepared), active participation and discussion is vital. Practical examples (cases) to further reflect on the material.
Language English
Study material Material is provided via KUSSS and Moodle
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 100
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority