2016 Strategic Management of Technology II

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Instructor(s)
Miyazaki Kumiko 
Course component(s)
Lecture     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr9-10(W932)  
Group
-
Course number
TIM.B419
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course aims to learn the basic concepts, tools and theories related to strategic management of technology.
Technology strategy is the process that firms use their technological resources to achieve corporate objectives. It includes changing the technology portfolio to enable the firm to adapt to changing competitive dynamics and market needs; acquisition of or access to the range of technological skills; managing R&D. The topics covered include, innovation models, sectoral models of innovation, Porter's model, technological competence building strategies, technological diversification strategy, managing R&D, globalization strategy, innovation in knowledge intensive services.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the knowledge and skills related to strategic management of technology including processes of strategic planning, competitor analysis, R&D evaluation, technology forecasting, technology acquisition, technological competence building in different sectors such as Information communications industry, electronics, knowledge intensive services and aircraft industries.

Keywords

Strategic planning, Innovation models, Technology strategy, R&D management, Globalization

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The course will be conducted for 1st and 2nd quarters. The students will be taught through active learning. Students will do 3 team presentations, have quizzes, write essays and are encouraged to take part in discussions.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 R&D Management The basic concepts related to R&D Management
Class 2 R&D Project selection, evaluation Approaches towards R&D project selection, evaluation will be discussed.
Class 3 The CT Scanner case, R&D Globalization The factors affecting R&D globalization will be discussed. The CT scanner case.
Class 4 Team presentations Team presentations on the topics covered in Week 1-3
Class 5 Sectoral Innovation Systems, Innovation policy The basic concepts related to sectoral innovation systems and innovation policy
Class 6 Innovation Management in Knowledge Intensive Services Innovation management and technology strategies in knowledge intensive services and smart services
Class 7 Strategies related to Standards /Technology Strategies in the Aircraft sector Standards and standardization policies influence innovation and competitiveness.
Class 8 Team presentations Team presentations on the topics covered in Week 5-7

Textbook(s)

No text book

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reading material will be provided

Assessment criteria and methods

Will be evaluated through 2 Team presentations(60%), Essay(20%) and class participation(20%)

Related courses

  • TIM.B418 : Strategic Management of Technology I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students are required to have taken TIM. B418 in advance

Other

The course is given in English. Active participation is encouraged

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