Module Description

Module: Technology Management

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Technology ManagementProject-/problem-based Learning3Winter Semester
Technology Management SeminarProject-/problem-based Learning2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Cornelius Herstatt

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Bachelor knowledge in business management

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students will gain deep insights into:

  • International R&D-Management
  • Technology Timing Strategies
    • Technology Strategies and Lifecycle Management (I/II)
    • Technology Intelligence and Planning
  • Technology Portfolio Management
    • Technology Portfolio Methodology
    • Technology Acquisition and Exploitation
    • IP Management
  • Organizing Technology Development
    • Technology Organization & Management
    • Technology Funding & Controlling
Capabilities

The course aims to:

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of Technology Management - on a national as well as international level
  • Equip students with an understanding of important elements of Technology Management  (strategic, operational, organizational and process-related aspects)
  • Foster a strategic orientation to problem-solving within the innovation process as well as Technology Management and its importance for corporate strategy
  • Clarify activities of Technology Management (e.g. technology sourcing, maintenance and exploitation)
  • Strengthen essential communication skills and a basic understanding of managerial, organizational and financial issues concerning Technology-, Innovation- and R&D-management. Further topics to be discussed include:
  • Basic concepts, models and tools, relevant to the management of technology, R&D and innovation
  • Innovation as a process (steps, activities and results)

Personal Competence

Social Competence
  • Interact within a team
  • Raise awareness for globabl issues
Autonomy
  • Gain access to knowledge sources
  • Discuss recent research debates in the context of Technology and Innovation Management
  • Develop presentation skills
  • Discussion of international cases in R&D-Management

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: Technology Management (Project-/problem-based Learning)

Lecturer:

Cornelius Herstatt

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

The role of technology for the competitive advantage of the firm and industries; Basic concepts, models and tools for the management of technology; managerial decision making regarding the identification, selection and protection of technology (make or buy, keep or sell, current and future technologies). Theories, practical examples (cases), lectures, interactive sessions and group study.

This lecture is part of the Module Technology Management and can not separately choosen.

Literature:

Leiblein, M./Ziedonis, A.: Technology Strategy and Inoovation Management, Elgar Research Collection, Northhampton (MA) 2011


Course: Technology Management Seminar (Project-/problem-based Learning)

Lecturer:

Cornelius Herstatt

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Beside the written exam at the end of the module, students have to give one presentation (RE) on a research paper and two presentations as part of a group discussion (GD) in the seminar in order to pass. With these presentations it is possible to gain a bonus of max. 20% for the exam. However, the bonus is only valid if the exam is passed without the bonus.

Literature:

see lecture Technology Management.