ENM5211 Technology ManagementBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (ENGLISH, NON-THESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (ENGLISH, NON-THESIS)
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ENM5211 Technology Management Fall 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator :
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ALPER CAMCI
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course is designed to lead the student to understand the importance and the nature of technological innovations, how they are integrated into business level strategies and how technological innovation process is managed. In this course, the aim is not only to understand the theories of technological innovations but also to discuss the practice of technological innovation. Therefore case studies are important; most of the theoretical parts are followed by case studies.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
After finished this course students are expected to be able to
* develop an awareness of the scope and complexity of technological innovations and issues in management of technology.
* explain some main concepts such as types of innovation, open innovation, product life cycle; technology life cycle; dominant design; path dependency.
* understand the process of creating technological innovations
* be familiar with technological innovation strategy formulation and implementation
* develop a strategic business thinking towards the use of technology in various sectors.
* understand the tools and methods used in management of technology. Some of these tools are integrated into case analyses.

Course Content

Introduction to the management of technological innovations
Sources of innovation
Types and patterns of innovation
Technology life cycle and dominant design
Timing of entry
Integrating technology-innovation strategy to general business strategy
Internal strategy and capabilities for innovation
R&D management
Open innovation, networks and communities
Choosing innovation projects
Protecting innovations
Managing new product development process
Delivering value from innovation, commercialization, technology transfer
Technology management actions and tools

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Overview of some concepts Introduction to the management of technological innovations None
2) Sources of technological innovation Types and patterns of innovation Reading Chapter 2-3 in the text book.
3) Emergence of technology standards, standards battles and dominant design Reading Chapter 4 in the text book. Article: Hill, C. W. L. (1997). Establishing a standard: Competitive strategy and technological standards in winner-all-take industries. The Academy of Management Executive 11 (2), 7-25
4) Timing of market entry for technological innovations Reading Chapter 5 in the text book
5) Defining organization's strategic direction Integrating technology-innovation strategy to general business strategy Reading Chapter 6 in the textbook
6) Internal strategy and capabilities for innovation R&D management Articles: Prahalad, CK and Hamel, G. (1990). The core competences of the corporation. Harvard Business Review, May-June, pp. 79-91. Brown, B., Anthony, S. (2011) How P&G tripled its innovation success rate. Harvard Business Review, June, 65-72
7) External technology-innovation strategy: Open innovation Networks and communities, users Reading Chapter 8 in the text book Article: Chesbrough, H.W. (2003). The era of open innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review, 44 (3), pp. 35-41.
8) Midterm exam Preparation for midterm exam
9) Choosing innovation projects Protecting innovations Reading Chapters 7 and 9 in the text book
10) Managing creativity for technological innovations Reading Chapter 10 in the textbook. Articles: Florida, R. and Goodnight, J. (2005). Managing for creativity. Harvard Business Review, July-August, pp. 125-131 Amabile, T.B. (1998). How to kill creativity. Harvard Business Review, Sept-Oct., pp. 78-87
11) Managing new product development process Reading Chapter 11 in the text book.
12) Delivering value from technological innovation Commercialization, technology transfer Articles: Pisano, G.P. and Teece, D. (2007). How to capture value from innovation: Shaping intellectual property and industry architecture. California Management Review, 50 (1), pp. 278-296 Chesbrough, H. and Rosenbloom R.S. (1998). The role of business model in capturing value from innovation: Evidence from Xerox Corporation's technology spin-off companies. Industrial and Corporate Change, 11 (3), pp. 529-555.
13) Technology management actions, tools and methods Articles: Cetindamar, D., Phaal, R. and Prober, D. (2009). Understanding technology management as a dynamic capability: A framework for technology management activities. Technovation 29, pp. 237-246 Phaal, R., Farrukh, C.J.P, Probert, D.R. (2006). Technology management tools: concept, development and application. Technovation 26, 336-344.
14) Course project presentations Preparation for project presentations

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: Schilling, Melissa A., Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2010
References: 1. Hill, C. W. L. (1997). Establishing a standard: Competitive strategy and technological standards in winner-all-take industries. The Academy of Management Executive 11 (2), 7-25
2. Prahalad, CK and Hamel, G. (1990). The core competences of the corporation. Harvard Business Review, May-June, pp. 79-91.
3. Chesbrough, H.W. (2003). The era of open innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review, 44 (3), pp. 35-41.
4. Florida, R. and Goodnight, J. (2005). Managing for creativity. Harvard Business Review, July-August, pp. 125-131
5. Amabile, T.B. (1998). How to kill creativity. Harvard Business Review, Sept-Oct., pp. 78-87
6. Pisano, G.P. and Teece, D. (2007). How to capture value from innovation: Shaping intellectual property and industry architecture. California Management Review, 50 (1), pp. 278-296
7. Chesbrough, H. and Rosenbloom R.S. (1998). The role of business model in capturing value from innovation: Evidence from Xerox Corporation's technology spin-off companies. Industrial and Corporate Change, 11 (3), pp. 529-555.
8. Cetindamar, D., Phaal, R. and Prober, D. (2009). Understanding technology management as a dynamic capability: A framework for technology management activities. Technovation 29, pp. 237-246
9. Phaal, R., Farrukh, C.J.P, Probert, D.R. (2006). Technology management tools: concept, development and application. Technovation 26, 336-344.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 2 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 45
Total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 35
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 65
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 2 6 12
Project 1 60 60
Midterms 1 20 20
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 196

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
           
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be process oriented
2) To integrate technical specifications with management functions
3) To improve management skills by taking into account the economic, social and environmental conditions
4) To launch fast and agile decision-making process
5) To lead disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, to develop solution approaches in complex situations, to work individually and to take responsibility.
6) To have conscious of professional and ethical responsibility
7) To be aware of economic and legal implications of engineering solutions
8) To have ability of selection and efficient use of modern techniques, equipments and information technologies for engineering management
9) To have verbal and oral effective communication skills by using visual methods in Turkish and English
10) To have conscious of necessity to lifelong learning
11) To be aware of entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation
12) To be capable of designing and conducting experiments and collecting data, analyzing and interpreting results