Linking technology with corporate strategy is an essential part of project management in the 21st century, ensuring we can meet the competitive challenges of today’s economy.
In this module, you’ll develop the techniques needed to manage technology and innovation at a corporate level. You’ll examine the key characteristics of the scientific and technological revolutions and consider their impact on businesses today.
You’ll also learn how to use a variety of mechanisms and tools to develop a technology strategy that integrates seamlessly within rapidly moving markets.
Main topics of the module include:
- Scientific and technological revolutions
- Technology and business strategy
- Sustaining and disruptive technologies
- Concept development and application
- Technology integration in fast moving markets
- Nanotechnology, the internet, wireless and Japanese technology management
On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a deep understanding of the key characteristics of the converging scientific and technological revolutions, their impact on technological trajectories, convergence and discontinuities, and their implications for technology and corporate strategy in existing manufacturing and service sectors, and the creation of entirely new technologies and industries.
- develop a technology strategy and integrate it with business unit and corporate strategy in a global context using a variety of mechanisms, tools and techniques.
- develop the ability to identify, manage, protect and deploy the core competencies and IP portfolio of the firm.
- strategically manage the research and development project portfolio and knowledge sharing.
- create networks and alliances to meet corporate objectives in the knowledge-driven, fiercely competitive and globalised world economy.
Coursework (100%): A written essay of a maximum of 3,000 words. The coursework is designed to check student progress, extend and reinforce concepts covered and also test individual performance.