Digital Marketing and Social Media 11.8. - 13.8.2021

Time and place: 11.8.- 13.8.2021, University of Jyväskylä (NOTE: This course will be organized in online mode using Zoom)

Course description:
The course gives an overview of academic research on digital marketing, outlines the main theories and frameworks used in the field, and suggests areas for contribution in this rapidly evolving area of marketing and information systems research

Course consists of 1) pre-reading package that will be sent to the admitted students well advance of the course, 2) lectures, 3) small group sessions, and 4) written assignment (draft conference/journal paper 2,000-4,000 words). Students are required to read the articles in the pre-reading package and list up to five issues from each article they felt especially interesting from the perspective of digital marketing and IS theory testing and/or development. The written assignment can either be a literature review type of paper or contain also empirical data from students own doctoral research.

Credits: 6 ECTS

Lecturers: Professor Heikki Karjaluoto, University of Jyväskylä, Professor P.K. Kannan, University of Maryland, Assistant Professor Joel Mero, University of Jyväskylä

Grading: 1-5 (based on class participation, group work and presentation and written assignments).

Prerequisites: The course suits well for doctoral students doing research in the intersection of marketing and information systems, but is not a prerequisite.


Admittance: 25 students. Send your application (including one page CV and a max. 10 page research plan) to course coordinator    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 15th of June 2021(16.00hrs). The selected students will be informed by email.


Course coordinator and contact information: Prof. Heikki Karjaluoto, email:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.