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Digital ethics and sustainability

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We explore the key sustainability challenges facing the environment, society, business and the information technology sector, and ask some difficult and justified questions about how to address these challenges. These issues are explored on the organisational and the broader institutional or societal levels introducing both mainstream and critical views of corporate responsibility, sustainability and the role of business and technology in our society.

We then extend the discussion to digital ethics issues, including hot topics in IT such as big data and analytics as well as related real-world concerns, cost of digitalisation from a sustainability point of view and explore a number of cases that raise the topic of digital ethics.

After the course, the student

  • has a high-level understanding of the scale, scope and speed of the disruption and destruction that digitalisation is having on companies, industries, societies and technological enablers that are driving the change
  • can describe the changes that digitalisation brings at the level of industry structures and power, market dynamics and value chains.
  • is also able to describe the main characteristics of (multisided) platforms and platform economy, why platform economy is different to traditional business, and the significance on platforms for the economy at large.

More info in Aalto University’s WebOodi course page.

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