Technology Management

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Course overview:

In today’s world, markets have become global and are enhanced by the appropriate use of technology to improve products, processes and services. This course introduces the field of Technology Management and reviews the key issues related to technology management at the firm level. The course main objective is to improve the students’ knowledge and skills related to managing technologies in a firm. It provides an introduction to the concepts and methods in technology and innovation management. 


Learning objectives:

  1. To develop an understanding of role of technology in firm’s competitiveness.
  2. To gain an understanding of the risks and rewards involved in a firm’s Innovation process and choice of utilization or non-utilization of technologies.
  3. To recognize the importance technological change and innovation.
  4. To introduce key concepts and tools related to technology forecasting, R&D management and technology roadpmapping.
  5. An additional objective, I would like to encourage the students to stand up for their interpretations of the readings and challenge the tutor or anybody else in the class.


Course outline:


Week 1

Introduction of course syllabus and general overview

Week 2

Technology & Firm Competitiveness

Week 3

Technology Management: an overview

Week 4

Technology Strategy

Week 5

Technology Planning & Forecasting

Week 6-8

Technology Management:  a Process approach

Week 9-10

Technology Roadmapping

Week 11- 12

Innovation Management

Week 13 – 14

Projects presentation

Week 15

R&D and Portfolio Management

Week 16





Essential Readings:

  • Porter, Alan L. et al. Forecasting and Management of Technology. N.Y: Wiley, 1991.
  • Floyed, C. Managing Technology for Corporate Success. Gower, 1997
  • Melissa Schilling, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, 2nd Edition, N.Y: McGraw Hill, 2006
  • Burgelman, Robert A. Strategic management of technology and innovation, 5th ed. McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2008.
  • Cooper, Robert G. Winning at new products: accelerating the process from idea to launch, 2005
  • Several article from literature will be discussed in the class 

Additional Readings:

  • Christensen, Clayton M. The innovator's dilemma: when new technologies cause great firms to fail / Clayton M. Christensen. Harvard Business School Press, 1997.
  • Christensen, Clayton M. The innovators solution : creating and sustaining successful growth / Clayton M. Christensen
  • Rogers, Everett M. Diffusion of innovations. Free Press, 2003.
  • Utterback, James M. Mastering the dynamics of innovation. Harvard Business School Press, 1996.

Grading Policy:



Midterm Exam


Article Homework (Paper and presentation)


Individual Project (Report and presentation)


Homework assignments (short cases) 


Final Exam