15.575 Research Seminar in IT and Organizations: Economic Perspectives

As taught in: Spring 2004

A photo of a typical office cube.

Information technology at work in the office. (Image courtesy of Michael Jastremski and




Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson

Course Features

Course Description

Business organizations and markets use a bewildering variety of structures to coordinate the productive activities of their stakeholders. Dramatic changes in information technology and the nature of economic competition are forcing firms to come up with new ways of organizing work. This course uses economic theory to investigate the roles of information and technology in the existing diversity of organizations and markets and in enabling the creating of new organizational forms.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.