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Management, Technology & Society - MAN00013H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Natalie Paleothodoros
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

The aim of the module is to help you become proficient at analysing a wide range of technologies and their development from a critical perspective. In order to achieve this, the module will introduce you to theories aimed at critically examining technology and its management. These theories will be applied to a wide range of technologies and organisations in a fun and interactive way to help you connect theory with practice. Overall, the module will help you think differently about technology by helping you appreciate the ways in which technology is socially, politically, economically constructed…and the ways in which technology also constructs social, political and economic relations in return. This is an important skill for everyone of us, as technology continues to advance, with intensifying effects in every aspect of our lives.

Module learning outcomes

  • Reflect on the role and importance of technology in management, organisation and society.

  • Critically evaluate technologies, their design, intended and unintended consequences in practice.

  • Develop a theoretically-driven perspective on the social, political, economic, philosophical, psychological and ethical aspects of technologies and their management

  • Examine empirical problems and analyse real world scenarios by undertaking research into technology, linking theory with method and practice

  • Reflect on the technological choices we make as individuals and organisations, to become more mindful of consequences for individuals, organisations and society more broadly.


Task Length % of module mark
Management, Technology & Society
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Management, Technology & Society
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.

Indicative reading

Heidegger, M., 1977. The question concerning technology. New York, 214.

Mitev, N., Aroles, J., Stephenson, K.A. and Malaurent, J. eds., (2021) New ways of working: Organizations and organizing in the Digital Age. Springer Nature.
Woolgar, S. (2009). Virtual society? Technology, cyberbole, reality, Oxford: Oxford Press.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.