Singapore University of Social Sciences

Strategic Management of Technology (SST301)

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1312 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

SST301 Strategic Management of Technology introduces the concepts of Systems Thinking to students, and then through their subsequent progression how to infuse Systems Thinking Concepts into their analyses of strategic management case studies. The rest of the course covers the general management perspective on integrating technology and strategy, the design and implementation of technology strategy viewed from an evolutionary perspective, identification of key issues in the development of a company’s innovative capabilities to implement a technology strategy, as well as the creation and implementation of a development strategy. The course concludes with a discussion on generating new ideas through case studies on how to increase a company’s capacity for the management of technological innovation.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Concepts of marketing, finance, accounting and supply chain
  • Introduction of systems thinking to analyze issues in strategic management
  • Technological innovation: Putting technology into corporate planning
  • Technological innovation and strategy: Management criteria for effective innovation
  • Technological evolution: Exploring the limits of the technology S-curve and patterns of industrial innovation
  • Organizational and industrial contexts in design and implementation of technology strategy
  • Development of a company’s innovative capabilities
  • The link between new technology and novel customer needs
  • Strategy concepts in new product development
  • Building capabilities through new product development
  • Innovation challenges in technological companies: building a learning organization
  • Case analyses taken from the electronic, biomedical, ICT, building and aerospace sectors

Learning Outcome

  • Formulate case study solutions through the use of Systems Thinking, marketing, finance, accounting and supply chain concepts
  • Assess the relationships between corporate strategy and technology
  • Debate the design and implementation of technology strategies in given cases from an evolutionary perspective
  • Set up the key issues in the development of a company’s innovative capabilities to implement a technology strategy
  • Create and implement a technology strategy given a case study
  • Evaluate main ideas generated from a given case study to increase and develop capabilities for managing technological innovation
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