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Kursplan för

Läsår
IOE015 - Economics and management of technology
 
Ägare: TIEKA
5,0 Poäng (ECTS 7,5)
Betygskala: TH - Fem, Fyra, Tre, Underkänt
Nivå: A
Institution: 45 - TEKNIKENS EKONOMI OCH ORGANISATION


Undervisningsspråk: Engelska

Modul   Poängfördelning   Tentamensdatum
Lp1 Lp2 Lp3 Lp4 Ej Lp
0102 Tentamen 5,0 p Betygskala: TH   5,0 p   Kontakta examinator,  Kontakta examinator

I program

IPMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION, Årskurs 1 (obligatorisk)
TDESA TEKNISK DESIGN, Årskurs 4 (valbar)
TIEKA INDUSTRIELL EKONOMI, Årskurs 4 (valbar)
KMAST MSc PROGR. IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, Årskurs 1 (valbar)
TMASA MASKINTEKNIK, Årskurs 4 (valbar)

Examinator:

Professor  Ove Granstrand



Behörighet:

För kurser inom Chalmers utbildningsprogram gäller samma behörighetskrav som till de(t) program kursen ingår i.

Kursspecifika förkunskaper

Courses in Basic Economics

Syfte

After completion of the course the student should have

a) A basic understanding of the dynamics, complexity and causality in the interaction between technological changes and econimic changes that goes beyond what is given in traditional economics and business administration courses.

b) A fairly coherent frame of reference together with concepts, models, theory elements and methods for the systematic analysis of techno-economic conditions.

c) A proven ability to analyze the techno-economic aspects of a real-world situation.

d) Some insights in the conditions and challenges for technology management.

e) Some acquaintance with research in the field.

Innehåll

- Techno-economic phenomena
- Emergence of the new economy
- Techno-economic frame of reference
- Basic concepts in techno-economic analysis and technology management
- Innovations and business development. Product life cycle model development.
Free rider problem innovator s dilemma.
- Techno-economic analysis at product business level
- Multi-technology analysis at corporate level. The economics of diversification. The case of Canon. Examples from German and Swiss corporations.
- Technology competition and transitions. Case of video and telecom technologies. Managing technological transitions
- Patents, Intellectual property and Intellectual Capital. IP-strategies.
- Technological forecasting
- Patent analysis and licensing.
- IP and Intellectual Capital Management (ICM)
- Learning from history of technology
- Technology strategies. Techno-economic systems framework. Growth and diffusion.
- Technology and R&D Management in MNCs. Corporate Innovation Systems.
- Corporate management and business development.
- Techno-economic macro-level analysis. Science and technology policy. Innovation systems. Infocom technologies and intellectual capitalism.

Organisation

The course comprises a series of lectures and one practical exercise. The general theoretical perspective is systems theory and economic theory. The course is designed to take advantage of the advanced engineering student s knowledge of mathematics. A technology theme runs through lectures and the exercise. At present the technology theme is information and communication technology (ICT). A special problem theme dealt with in lectures and the exercise is patent and licensing analysis at present. Lectures and the exercise will be aligned to an overall frame of reference for techno-economic micro-analysis of technologies, product businesses and firms.

The course is specifically designed with a first part of intense lecturing mainly on economics of technology to provide inputs to the exercise. During the second part of the course there will be more emphasis on technology management with guest lectures as well to illustrate management experiences. Lectures will focus on material that is particularly important and/or difficult but will not be able to cover everything in the compulsory course literature.

The exercise will be handed out in the beginning of the course and running throughout the course. The purpose of the exercise is to learn how to apply techno-economic analysis, thereby using the knowledge gained from the lectures and the literature.

The exercise is to be solved in project teams and will include written hand-ins as well as oral presentations. The project team work is important also for gaining experience of working in multi-national (multi-cultural) and multi-disciplinary teams with several tasks that require self-organization in order to be completed effectively on time. Lists for team sign-up are distributed at the beginning of the course.

Litteratur

Course compendium with compiled articles and book chapters
Copies of Ove Granstrands OH-slides
Recommended list of background reading

Examination

Preliminary basis for examination and grading consists of:
a) Active presence at lectures
b) Mid-term minor exam ( dugga ) Weight 35%.
c) End-term minor exam ( dugga ) Weight 40%.
d) Exercise Weight 25%.


Sidansvarig Publicerad: on 24 jan 2018.