Managing Technological Change: A Strategic Partnership Approach

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Management of technology (MOT) is a field of study dedicated to the planning and ongoing assessment of technology in organizations, incorporating the innovation, development, and engineering processes into one discipline. Managing Technological Change: A Strategic Partnership Approach fills a critical void by presenting an integrative, strategic, and participative approach to technology management from a multi-industry perspective.

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"This book is essential reading for those practicing or studying technology management. It goes beyond rational technical introductions to technology management to include the social, human, and political world of organizational life. Organizations need to understand and address these dimensions if they are to succeed in improving their innovation processes, and also create a humane workplace."

--Richard J. Badham, University of Wollongong

"Managing Technological Change is the first volume that addresses the importance of including workers and their unions in the strategy management of technological change. It also contributes to the literature on this subject by moving beyond manufacturing and into the service and education sectors. This book should be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners alike."

--Ulrich Juergens, Science Center Berlin for Social Research

About the Author:

Dr. Carol J. Haddad is a Professor in the School of Technology Studies at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  She joined the faculty in 1993, after a distinguished career in industry and academe.  Prior to her arrival at EMU, she served as a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University's School of Labor and Industrial Relations (1978-1990), and held senior positions with the American Society for Training and Development in Alexandria, Virginia and with the Industrial Technology Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where as a Visiting Research Scientist she established and directed the Institute's first Labor and Technology Program. She has also been a Research Fellow at Wayne State University's College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs.

An active scholar, Dr. Haddad has been the recipient of over $500,000 worth of research grants and awards, and has published numerous articles, including several on Canadian sectoral training councils in the steel, automotive parts, and electronic and electrical industries.  Professor Haddad's book on the management of technological change, published by Sage, emphasizes the benefits of strategic and participative approaches to technology adoption. Her current work is on the gendered dimensions of technology

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