22 July 2022
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Society, Behaviour and Technology
This module aims to explore the relationship between collective and individual behaviour, society and technology. It is especially concerned with how technologies evolve in relation to organisational, collective and individual behaviour, and vice versa. We evaluate how technologies deliver (and fail to deliver) profitable, effective and valuable products services processes and activities. The module explores in detail the relationship between society and technology, especially in terms of how and why technologies succeed and fail; the value that technologies deliver (and do not deliver); and the wider position of technology in society. We examine also the relationship between individuals and technology, and how behaviour influences how technologies are developed, and how technologies influence and shape behaviour.
Professor Richard Pettinger
This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
identify the relationships between society, technology and behaviour, and how each informs and influences the effects of the others;
identify the influence of technology on society, and the influence of society technology;
describe new patterns of organisation, employment, competition, cooperation and collaboration;
identify actual and potential drivers and restraints of collective and individual behaviour in a technology driven environment;
explain the drivers and restraints in terms of the nature of productive and service delivery activities;
recognise the developments in organisational, leadership and managerial expertise required for the present and future;
evaluate the value of technology and the position of business in society, and the relationship between society and business.
7.5 ECTS, 4 US, 15 UCL
GBP 2230: Tuition fees: £2230Register for this course
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