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Semester 1

The Management of Technology (BUST10034)

Subject

Business Studies

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

3

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Visiting students must have at least 4 Business courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses.

Course Summary

The course examines the introduction of new technology, the fundamental changes of a new technology on how goods and services are produced and delivered to the market, and the consequences of a new technology for new market opportunities and commercial exploitation.

Course Description

The course examines the introduction of new technology, the fundamental changes of a new technology on how goods and services are produced and delivered to the market, and the consequences of a new technology for new market opportunities and commercial exploitation. Management issues related to technology implementation will be a key theme of the course, that include how technological elements are combined with available human, technical and organisational elements to produce novel configurations appropriate for meeting organisational objectives and delivering new forms of value. LECTURE TOPICS: 1. Course introduction / Defining technology 2. Analysis of technology 3. Analysis of technology (cont.) 4. A Strategic view of Technology 5. Bringing Technology into Being (Discussion paper due) 6. Adopting and using technology 7. Adopting and using technology (cont.) 8. Adopting and using technology (cont.) 9. Factors to consider: organisation, time, cost, green 9. Project presentations (Project due) 10. Technology in the context of the bigger picture. STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE: This course is intended to provide students with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of management thinking and practice on this topic, so students will be required to evaluate and discuss both classic and current writings in the area. Completion of readings prior to lectures is an essential expectation of each student taking this course. Readings complement lectures and allow students to integrate their own thoughts and perspectives with lecture materials throughout the course. In general, students can discuss course issues with their learning group, and post queries to the pertinent LEARN discussion forum (so that the whole class may benefit from the responses).

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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