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Strategic Technology Management Subjects

  • Leading Innovation and Change
    The objective of this course is to understand the process of adopting and spreading creativity, innovation, and changes within an organization. Students will understand the different types of organizational innovation, search for factors from inside and outside of the organization that influence the success of innovation, and learn about the role of leadership and change management.
  • Technology Value and Evaluation
    This course will focus on the methodology for assessing the value of technical knowledge, and includes the following topics: 1) The concept and options of technology valuation, 2) technology valuation models and methodology, 3) the important elements of technology valuation (market evaluation, intellectual property protection, commercialization strategies, commercialization plans and revenue)
  • Law and Intellectual Property Management
    This course deals with the comprehensive and practical application of intellectual property and covers topics such as intellectual property laws, industry competition, and the use of new technologies. Students will learn theeffective use and strategic management practices of IP, which is used as a means to achieve technical and business objectives.
  • Disruptive/Radical Innovation and Practice
    Ways to embrace discontinuous innovation like disruptive and radical innovation in corporations are the main focus of this course. Students will identify the various reasons why introducing disruptive and radical innovation in the organization is difficultand navigate technical, organizational, and cultural solutions through an in-depth case analysis.
  • Technology Road-mapping for Strategy & Innovation
    Road-mapping techniques are used by many companies as a useful tool for creating social and economic value from technology. Through theory and practice, students will analyze how companies achieve strategic and innovative goals using technology road-mapping.
  • Regional Innovation Systems and Technology Policy
    The role of science, technology,and innovation in the economic development of emerging countries and regionsis highlighted and analyzed in this course. It deals with the concepts needed to understand the role of technological innovation in economic growth, the institutional innovation transforming existing economies, technological catch-up, take-off strategies, and innovation policies to mobilize these efforts.
  • Open Innovation and Technology Acquisition Strategy
    This course deals with theoretical and practical issues related to the acquisition of technology, which is one of the key activities for open innovation. Students will learn how to identify and forecast core technology or technology in need using future market requirements, consumer trends, technological developments, and patent trends. They will also learn how to manage specific methods of acquisition such as patent purchases, technical collaboration, licensing, etc.
  • Product Design and Development
    Groups of students with various career backgrounds (management, engineering, industrial design, etc.) will learn modern tools and methods for product design and development. This project will develop a model/prototype of an actual product, including all phases of product development. Classes are conducted through case studies and exercises. Topics include: product planning, confirmation of customer needs, derived concepts, product design, industrial design, concept design, and design for manufacturing.
  • Project Management
    This course covers the key issues for effective project management. Students learn process and scope management that are essential for project management, schedule management, cost management, personnel management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management.
  • Business Models for High-Tech Products
    This course helps develop a business model for high-tech products and services. For a successful business model, consistency between important factors, such as the target customer, the proposed value, the range of activities, the value acquisition method, and strategic control, is needed. Students verify the consistency of a wide range of business models through various examples of industries, and learn how to respond in different situations.
  • Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design
    This course helpsdecision makers to make better decisions in the design of manufacturing and supply chain systems. Students learn approaches and models that help understanding and structuralizing the trade-offs and essential tasks in designing various systems. In particular, models, methodology, and software that are related to logistic network design, capacity planning, system flexibility, purchase-development issues, and the integration of product development are covered.
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation
    In the knowledge-based economy, intellectual property management is indispensable to create and maintain the competitiveness of enterprises. This course covers tools to understand how organizations generate knowledge, share, utilize, integrate and explores knowledge for creating competitive advantage. Several special topics such as knowledge transfer, knowledge reuse, and the development of innovative new products/services are also addressed.
  • Global R&D Management
    Students learn the principles to systematically organize and manage R&Din international high-tech companies. The course covers the 3rd-generation research and development management techniques implemented in international conglomerates, the strategic role of R&D, organizational issues in R&D, risk/revenue assessment, open innovation, and configuring global R&D systems. It also introduces a 4th-generation R&D management, consisting of radical innovation and disruptive innovation.
  • Negotiation and Deal-Making in Technology Industries
    This course discuss and practice a set of negotiation and deal making skills that the technology managers and entrepreneurs can use in the process of technology adoption and commercialization. Students learn how to resolve differences in perspectives, time constraints, licensing negotiation, etc., by using various tools such as simulations and mock negotiations.
  • Managerial Economics
    This course helps create an optimal strategy through economic analysis in a given economic environment. The course deals with the main topics of micro and macroeconomics such as the characteristics of modern enterprise, organization structure design, reward systems, internal labor markets, capital markets, and basic game theory.