Technology Management: Activities and Tools

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Technology is a fundamental part of every organization: when managed correctly it can deliver a decisive advantage over competitors.

Technology Management takes a practical approach to developing operational efficiency and productivity. This accessible handbook provides a wealth of examples, tools and activities designed to increase the dynamic capability of an organization. There is no single best way to manage technology in a company: but there are lessons that can be learned from other companies via case studies, and theoretical frameworks to guide you towards successful analysis and implementation. Key Features:

· Excellent case study support and well developed pedagogy
· A practical, operationally-focused Technology Management textbook
· An expert author team clarifies the distinction between Technology Management and Innovation
· International approach

Technology Management is ideal for students on a variety of Business, Management and Engineering degree courses. Companion Website: http://www.palgrave.com/business/cetindamar/

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DILEK CETINDAMAR is Professor in The Faculty of Mangement at Sabanci University, Turkey, where she is Acadamic Director of the Entrepreneurship Development Program and Director of the Competitiveness Forum. She has recently been Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where she has been working on defining Technology Management practices in an initiative funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.   
 
DAVID PROBERT pursued an industrial career with Marks and Spencer and Philips for some 18 years before returning to Cambridge in 1991. His experience covers a wide range of industrial engineering and management disciplines in the UK and overseas. He joined the Manufacturing Engineering Group as Royal Academy of Engineering/Lucas Industries Research Fellow and is now a senior lecturer in the Department. He is a founding member and Head of the Centre for Technology Management within the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, UK. He has published widely on technology and innovation strategy and technology management processes.

Dr. ROBERT PHAAL joined the Centre for Technology Management at Cambridge University in 1997, and is currently engaged in a research programme to investigate strategic technology management issues in manufacturing organisations. The particular focus of the research project is how to link technology resources to company objectives, in order to develop a set of practical and well-founded tools to support technology strategy and planning initiatives in the firm. Rob has a background in mechanical engineering, consulting and contract research, having previously worked for The Welding Institute for six years.

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“An excellent and well organized resource for people wanting to understand the complexities of technology management. Because the book is structured around a framework and offers a range of tools and techniques, it is also essential for those already working in technology management who want to ensure they follow a structured approach to decision making. I was impressed by the comprehensive coverage of key definitions and concepts and the application of these concepts to case examples.” —Jenny Darroch, Author of Marketing Through Turbulent Times and Professor of Marketing at Drucker Graduate School of Management, USA

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