Management and Information Technology


IMMG 31013

Management of Technology

Status : Core Pre-requisite :IMMG 12072 Co-requisite : None


On completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate technology requirements of an organization
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the interactions between competition, patterns of technological and market change, & the structure and development of internal firm capabilities
  • Analyze determine which technologies to invest in, how to structure those investments and how to anticipate and respond to behaviour of the competitors, suppliers as well as customers.

Unique characteristics of technology for socio-economic development. Appropriateness of technology. Different embodiment forms of technology used by productive enterprises. Available degrees of sophistication of various technology components. Proven path for technology development. Economic restructuring based on make-some and buy-some technology. Some aspects of technology transfer. Research and development as a core of the technological innovation process. Technology strategy. Technology infrastructure. Technology climate. Technology incubators. Strategic management of technology in high tech firms.
Lectures and case discussions.
End-of- Semester examination, case study presentations and group assignments.

  1. Burgelman, R.A. and Maidique, M.A. and Wheelright, C., “Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation”, Irwin, Chicago, 2001.
  2. Khalil, T., “Management of Technology: The Key to Competitiveness and Wealth Creation”, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Singapore, 2000.
  3. Sherif, H., Khalil, T.M. 2006, “Management of Technology: New Directions in Technology Management”, Elsevier, Oxford.
  4. Morel_Guimaraes L., Khalil, T., Hosni Y.A. 2005, “Management of Technology: Key Success Factors for Innovation and Sustainable Development”, Elsevier, Oxford.
  5. Hosni, Y.A., Khalil, T.M. 2004, “Management of Technology: Internet Economy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developed and Developing Regions of the World”, Elsevier, Oxford.