Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Technology Management
Study: Master in Business Administration (MBA) (301)

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
- Strategic Management
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
After the course, the students will be able to: - Detect the challenges of the investment in R&D by firms - Understand the impact of technological innovation in firms and society - Identify the appropriability strategies available to innovative firms - Identify the implications of the management of intellectual property rights by firms - Understand the strategies and organizational practices that help companies to innovate effectively
Description of contents: programme
These are the contents of this subject: 1. Introduction to Technological Innovation. Sources of Innovation 2. Technology Evolution. Technology Adoption 3. Appropiability: Patents, Trade Secrets, Trademarks and Copyrights 4. Appropiability: Strategic Mechanisms. 5. Organizing for Innovation
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES Lectures Case studies and exercices Individual and teamwork
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Shane, Scott. . Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs.. Prentice Hall,. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • Margaret A. White, Garry D. Bruton. The Management of Technology and Innovation: A Strategic Approach. Thompson South-Western. 2007

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.