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 (Technology Transfer)(FALL_2017)

Aims:

This course has two aims. The first is to develop your understanding of the ‘technology transfer’ on issues of technology policy as well as technology management.The second goal of the course is to help you understand how industrializing countries can benefit effective technology transfer channels in order to catch-up.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Technology Transfer in a knowledge-based economy
  • Absorptive Capacity and Technology Transfer
  • Enabling conditions for knowledge creation; general synthesis
  • The Nature of Knowledge and Nonaka’s SECI Approach within the Perspective of Technological Transfer
  • Indigenous Technology Development and Foreign Technology Transfer: How They Interact?
  • Evolution of technology transfer policies over the last 60 years
  • Modes of Technology Transfer
  • Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Measurement and Evaluation of Technology Transfer
  • Learning through alliances
  • Licensing and Joint Venture
  • Technology Transfer through Sub-contracting
  • Case study (1)
  • Technology Transfer in the East Asia
  • Case Study 2

Text Book:

  • Radosevic, S. (1999) International Technology Transfer and Catch-Up in Economic Development, Edward Elgar Publishing


 Business Research Methods(FALL_2017)

Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide a set of building blocks or basic elements for conducting research at the professional level in the field of business and management.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to the course and participants
  • Producing and Sharing Reliable Knowledge
  • A. The Boundaries of Social SciencesB. Critical Thinking
  • Research Methods in management: Qualitative vs. Quantitative
  • Research Design
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research Questions and Answers
  • Seminar 1
  • Case Study
  • Interview Techniques
  • Questionnaires
  • Data Analysis
  • A. Writing a Journal PaperB. Writing a Proposal
  • Quantitative Analysis (1)
  • Quantitative Analysis (2)
  • Seminar 2

Text Book:

  • Yin, R.K. (2003) Case Study Research: Design and Methods. 3rd Edition, SAGE Publication


 Business Research Methods(SPRING_2017)

Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide a set of building blocks or basic elements for conducting research at the professional level in the field of business and management.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to the course and participants
  • Producing and Sharing Reliable Knowledge
  • A. The Boundaries of Social SciencesB. Critical Thinking
  • Research Methods in management: Qualitative vs. Quantitative
  • Research Design
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research Questions and Answers
  • Seminar
  • Case Study
  • A. Action ResearchB. Working in particular contexts/cultures
  • Interview Techniques
  • Questionnaires
  • Data Analysis
  • A. Writing a Journal PaperB. Writing a Proposal
  • Quantitative Analysis (1)
  • Quantitative Analysis (2)

Text Book:

  • Yin, R.K. (2003) Case Study Research: Design and Methods. 3rd Edition, SAGE Publication


 Principles of Contract Management and Commercial Negotiation(SPRING_2017)

Aims:

This course is to provide a set of building blocks for negotiationds and also making business contracts in the local and internationa contexts

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to the course and participants
  • Preparation for negotiations
  • Negotiation tactics and contract procedure
  • Contract requirements (local and international)
  • The Principals of Proposal Writings
  • Workshop by Industrial Experts
  • Commercial Correspondence (1)
  • Seminar (1)
  • Seminar (2)
  • Commercial Correspondence (2)
  • Commercial Correspondence (3)
  • A Workshop by Industrial / Government Expert
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Joint-Venture Contracts
  • Workshop
  • Questions and Term Closing

Text Book:

  • (Roger Fisher & William Ury 2011) Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • The truth about negotiations - Thompson, Leigh L - 2008
  • Trump: The Art of the Deal (2015) - Donald J. Trump


 (Technology Transfer)(FALL_2016)

Aims:

This course has two aims. The first is to develop your understanding of the ‘technology transfer’ on issues of technology policy as well as technology management.The second goal of the course is to help you understand how industrializing countries can benefit effective technology transfer channels in order to catch-up.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Technology Transfer in a knowledge-based economy
  • Absorptive Capacity and Technology Transfer
  • Enabling conditions for knowledge creation; general synthesis
  • The Nature of Knowledge and Nonaka’s SECI Approach within the Perspective of Technological Transfer
  • Indigenous Technology Development and Foreign Technology Transfer: How They Interact?
  • Evolution of technology transfer policies over the last 60 years
  • Modes of Technology Transfer
  • Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Measurement and Evaluation of Technology Transfer
  • Learning through alliances
  • Licensing and Joint Venture
  • Technology Transfer through Sub-contracting
  • Case study (1)
  • Technology Transfer in the East Asia
  • Case Study 2

Text Book:

  • Radosevic, S. (1999) International Technology Transfer and Catch-Up in Economic Development, Edward Elgar Publishing


 Business Research Methods(FALL_2016)

Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide a set of building blocks or basic elements for conducting research at the professional level in the field of business and management.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to the course and participants
  • Producing and Sharing Reliable Knowledge
  • A. The Boundaries of Social SciencesB. Critical Thinking
  • Research Methods in management: Qualitative vs. Quantitative
  • Research Design
  • Presentation Skills
  • Analysis and Synthesis as Dialectical Process
  • Research Questions and Answers
  • Seminar
  • Case Study
  • A. Action ResearchB. Working in particular contexts/cultures
  • Interview Techniques
  • Questionnaires
  • Data Analysis
  • A. Writing a Journal PaperB. Writing a Proposal
  • Statistics: Measurement Issues, Descriptive Statistics, Sampling, Inference and the Normal Distribution

Text Book:

  • Yin, R.K. (2003) Case Study Research: Design and Methods. 3rd Edition, SAGE Publication


 Principles of Contract Management and Commercial Negotiation(FALL_2016)

Aims:

This course is to provide a set of building blocks for negotiationds and also making business contracts in the local and internationa contexts

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to the course and participants
  • Preparation for negotiations
  • Negotiation tactics and contract procedure
  • Contract requirements (local and international)
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • Commercial Correspondence (1)
  • Commercial Correspondence (2)
  • Commercial Correspondence (3)
  • International contracts templates in FDI
  • Strengths and weaknesses of several international business contracts
  • Licensing contracts
  • Joint Venture contracts
  • case study - 1
  • case study 2
  • Seminar

Text Book:

  • (Roger Fisher & William Ury 2011) Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • The truth about negotiations - Thompson, Leigh L - 2008


 Innovation & Technology Management(SPRING_2016)

Aims:

Technology Management & Innovation Management: Principals and Case Studies

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to the course and participants
  • Technology, Knowledge and Innovation: The Principals
  • Invention and Innovation: The Principals
  • Introduction to Technology Management
  • Managing Innovation for Competitiveness
  • Developing an Innovation Strategy
  • Building an Innovation Process
  • Creating an Innovative Organization
  • Exploiting Intellectual Property
  • Product, Process and Industry Life Cycle
  • Sectoral Differences and the Pavitt Taxonomy
  • Technology Management in Complex Product Systems (CoPS)
  • Open Innovation
  • Tools for Technology Management
  • Seminars

Text Book:




 
 
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