Management of Technology - MAN00013H

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Natalie Paleothodoros
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

The course will introduce you to the basic concepts of technology management and its social shaping in a fun and interesting way. It includes interesting readings, case studies, videos, and a lot of in-class interaction. A wide ranges of technologies and organisations will be studied. This course is planned to help you become proficient at analysing a wide range of technologies and its development from a critical perspective and its trends to be an effective consumer of technology.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand the role and importance of technology
  • Understand how technology and innovation relate to one another
  • Learn how the innovation process is managed
  • How organisations and individuals relate to each other to develop new technologies
  • Be able to carry out critical evaluation of technologies and their management

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Management of Technology
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Management of Technology
N/A 100

Module feedback

The timescale for the return of feedback will accord with TYMS policy.

Module assessment reports to students are written by the module leader for all assessments (open and closed) and placed on the VLE after the Board of Examiners has received the module marks.

Indicative reading

Oudshoorn, N (2005) How users matter : the co-construction of users and technology, Cambridge Mass, MIT Press
Woolgar, S (2009) Virtual society? Technology, cyberbole, reality, Oxford, Oxford Press.
Law, J. (2002) Aircraft Stories: Decentring the object in Technoscience.



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