St. Louis, Missouri
June 18, 2000
June 18, 2000
June 21, 2000
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Electronic Management of Technology Case Journal
Donald D. Myers, Fredrick Betz, Steven T. Walsh, Halvard E. Nystrom University of Missouri-Rolla/University of Maryland /University of New Mexico University of Missouri-Rolla
To satisfy the need for management of technology (MOT) cases, a journal is being established on the Internet for management of technology cases. The concept will utilize the strengths of the Internet to provide a new tool to motivate the creation, collection, and dissemination of technology management case studies. The paper discusses the conceptual framework and principles that will be utilized for establishing this e-journal. The e-journal will be designed so that key ideas and taxonomy are mapped to a MOT theory structure. This will entail a logical hierarchy that permits linking specific ideas and taxonomy in the cases.
The pervasiveness of technology and its impact on society has resulted in increasing the educational courses and programs available dealing with the management of technology. The related conceptual frameworks, principles, and tools are evolving in this emerging academic field. This paper discusses a concept for utilizing the Internet to enhance the study of management of technology.
II. Need for MOT Cases
Previous papers have outlined the need for cases to support the study of management of technology1,2. Nystrom and Huggans made the following observations as a result of surveying current programs and courses that were offered by engineering master’s level programs in MOT.
• The development of more technology management case studies should be encouraged. A large number of courses use case studies and a number of respondents commented that it was difficult to find appropriate case studies that had sufficient content. • There is no common usage of textbooks. This might reflect a shortage of appropriate textbooks. It was noted, however, that it might be difficult to develop textbooks that satisfy the diverse demand that exists. • There is a value to a standard base of knowledge in the field to make it easier for students and employers to understand what is offered. Standardized course titles and terminology would also be helpful. However there seems to be a strong desire to maintain independence and flexibility to better meet their perceived customer demands. • The integration of the relevant professional organizations could foster the development of case studies, common textbooks, and a more standard base of knowledge. • Increased research and publishing opportunity in the area of technology management is another way to foster the necessary changes. This could generate the standard base of knowledge and necessary visibility.1
Walsh, S. T., & Betz, F., & Myers, D. D., & Nystrom, H. E. (2000, June), Electronic Management Of Technology Case Journal Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. https://peer.asee.org/8332
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