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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Peter O'Neill


This unit examines the inter-relationships between technology and organisation structures, strategies and processes, and how technology produces change within organisations. Technology provides the basis for innovative products and services, and fundamentally changes industries, redefining the ways in which organisations operate. In the competitive international environment, with an ever increasing pressure to focus on consumer needs and to produce a wider diversity of products, the capture of technology and creativity provides a means for organisations to gain a competitive advantage. This requires an understanding of the processes of innovation and organisational change.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically assess the role of technology in business processes
  2. judge the role and importance of technology in enhancing organisational performance
  3. discriminate the differences in stakeholders and their capabilities and limitations in the strategic convergence of technology and business
  4. assess the rapid changes taking place with technology in the business environment
  5. judge the role new technologies and the development of new trends in terms of the future role of managers.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Peter O'Neill

Contact hours

3 hours per week


MGF3381, MGW3381