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. strategies of GAFA, catching up strategies in developing countries and ethics and innovation, strategies in the aircraft industries.
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, catching up strategies in developing countries and technology strategies in the aircraft industries.
Strategic planning, Innovation models, Technology strategy, R&D management, Globalization, Catching up strategies, Ethics and Innovation
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The course will be conducted in the 1st and 2nd quarters. The students will be taught through active learning. Students will do team presentations, take a quiz, write essays and are encouraged to take part in discussions.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||R&D Management||The basic concepts related to R&D Management|
|Class 2||Catching up Strategies in the ASEAN Manufacturing Industries (Prof. Intarakumnerd, GRIPS)||Catching up Strategies in the ASEAN Manufacturing Industries (Prof. Intarakumnerd)|
|Class 3||R&D Globalization||R&D Globalization|
|Class 4||Ethics and Innovation (Prof. M. Norton)||Ethics and Innovation (Prof. M. Norton)|
|Class 5||Sector Innovation System (Smart House, Nanotechnology)||Sector Innovation System (Smart House, Nanotechnology)|
|Class 6||Strategies related to Standards /Technology Strategies in the Aircraft sector||How standards influence innovation and competitiveness. Technology strategies in the aircraft industries.|
|Class 7||Technology strategies in the ICT Service Sector||Technology Strategies in the ICT Service Sector|
|Class 8||Team presentations||Team presentations on the topics covered in the course|
No text book
Reading material will be provided
Will be evaluated through Team presentations(40%), Homework (40%) and class participation(20%)
Students are strongly advised to take TIM. B418 in advance
The course is given in English. Active participation is encouraged