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					                                Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:         Management of Technology

Session #1: Technology and Economic Development

Time (minute)                                    Item

     15         Overview

     15         Effects of Technological Change on the National Economy

     20         Effects of Technological Change on Economic Growth

     20         Effects of Technological Change on Productivity

     15         Effects of Technological Change on Inflation

     15         Effects of Technological Change on Employment

     15         Effects of Technological Change on Balance of Trade

     20         Effects of Technological Change on Corporate Profitability and Growth
                                 Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:         Management of Technology

Session #2: Technology and Competitiveness

Time (minute)                                  Item

     15         Overview

     15         Competitive Strategy and Competitive Advantage

     20         Structure Analysis Of Industries

     20         Generic Competitive Strategies

     10         Technology And Its Impact on The Determinants of Competitive

                Advantage of a Firm

     15         Technology and its impact on the activities of the firm

     15         Technology and its impact on cost and uniqueness

     20         Technology and its impact on industry structure

      5         Wrap-up
                                Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:        Management of Technology

Session #3: The Components of Process and Product Technology

Time (minute)                                 Item

     5          Overview

     10         The Danger in Over-emphasizing Physical Facilities

     10         The Importance of Looking at the Institutional Arrangements

     5          Recognizing the different embodiment forms of technology

     10         What is Technology?

     5          Process Technology

     15         An object-embodied form called technoware

     15         A human- embodied form called humanware

     15         An information- embodied form called inforware

     15         An institution- embodied form called orgaware

     10         Dynamic interaction of the four technology components

     5          Product Technology

     5          Product Design Inforware

     10         Product Usage Inforware
                                 Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:         Management of Technology

Session #4: Technological Capabilities

Time (minute)                                Item

     10         Overview

     20         What is Technological Capability?

     10         A Possible Classification of Technological Capabilities

     15         Operative capabilities

     15         Transaction capabilities

     15         Innovative capabilities

     15         Supportive capabilities.

     15         Interrelationships between Technology Components and

                Technological Capabilities

     10         Accumulating technological capability

     10         Wrap-up
                               Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:        Management of Technology

Session #5: The Concept of Appropriate Technology

Time (minute)                                Item

     10         Overview

     15         Types of Technology

     15         Origins of the Appropriate Technology Movement

     15         The Concept of Appropriateness

     15         Technology Choice Orientation

     15         Target Group Orientation

     15         Resource Constraint Orientation

     15         Disruptive Change Avoidance Orientation

     10         Arguments against These Popular Orientations

     10         Some Useful AT Criteria
                                 Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:         Management of Technology

Session #6: Technological Forecasting

Time (minute)                                 Item

      5         Overview

     10         What is Technological Forecasting

     15         Exploratory Forecasting

     15         The Paths of Technological Progress

     10         Rate of improvement of a technology

     10         Rate of diffusion of a technology

     10         Rate of substitution of a technology

     15         Scenario Learning

     10         Normative Forecasting

     10         Practical forecasting

     10         Technology Foresight

     15         The Role of Technology Forecasting in Developing countries
                                  Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:         Management of Technology

Session #7: Managing Technology Transfer

Time (minute)                                   Item

     5          Overview

     10         The Components of Technology Transfer

     10         Linking Mechanisms

     10         Sale and import of machinery and equipment

     10         A licensing agreement

     10         The supply of know-how

     10         Technical information service agreement

     10         Expert services

     10         Direct foreign investment

     10         Sub-contracting

     10         Reasons for firms entering technology transfer

     15         Issues of cost and conflicts in international technology transfer

     15         Effective technology transfer
                                Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:         Management of Technology

Session #8: Managing Research and Development

Time (minute)                                Item

     10         Overview

     15         Nature of R&D activities

     15         Comparison between R&D and production

     15         Different stages in Research and Development

     15         R&D Management

     15         Knowledge push and market pull

     15         The dynamic model of process and product innovation

     15         A plausible R&D path for developing country firms

     15         Problems of R&D in developing countries

     5          Concluding Remarks
                              Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:      Management of Technology

Session #9: Technology Strategy

 Time (minute)                          Item

       5         Overview

      10         Strategic Management Model

      15         External Scanning

      15         Internal Scanning

      10         The technology portfolio

       5         Strategy Formulation

      10         Competitive Strategy Position

      10         The Make or Buy Decision

       5         Technology Leaders

       5         Technology Followers

       5         Technology Exploiters

       5         Technology Extenders

      15         Technology strategy progression path

      15         Exploiting new technologies

       5         Concluding Remarks
                                Session Outline
Course SM 2.01:         Management of Technology

Session #10: The National Innovation System

Time (minute)                                 Item

     10         Overview

     15         Strategic problems of firms from developing countries to

                compete in global high-tech industries

     20         A Model for Technology-Based Development

     20         Supportive Technology InfrastructureTechnology

     20         Climate Creators

     15         The National Development Policy Climate

     15         Examples of direct technology policy instruments

     15         National Experiences with Technology Development

      5         Concluding Remarks

				
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