Technology Management

Activities and tools

by Dilek Cetindamar, Rob Phaal and David Probert

Exercises

Chapter 1

  1. Why does dynamic capabilities theory improve the understanding of TM?
  2. How has the TM discipline changed over the past 50 years?
  3. What is the TM framework?
  4. What are the main generic TM activities?
  5. What are the main generic TM tools and what criteria are used to select them?

Chapter 2

  1. What differentiates the two types of technology sourcing approaches: internal and external acquisition?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these two acquisition approaches?
  3. What are the R&D capabilities and processes involved in producing new products, services and technologies?
  4. What are the major types of collaboration/alliance/network used for external technology acquisition?
  5. What is the process of external acquisition?

Chapter 3

  1. What are the key features of exploitation?
  2. What are the types of commercialization?
  3. What is the process of commercialization/marketing in TM?
  4. What is the process of technology transfer in exploitation?
  5. What is the process of technology utilization in exploitation?

Chapter 4

  1. What capabilities support identification?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of forecasting?
  3. What needs to be done for technology auditing?
  4. What tasks are undertaken during the process of
  5. How do organizational capabilities help TM?

Chapter 5

  1. How does ‘learning capability’ relate to ‘knowledge management’?
  2. What are the learning processes?
  3. What are capability maps and how are they used?
  4. What is a learning organization?
  5. What is the role of IT in facilitating learning?

Chapter 6

  1. What are the major means of protection?
  2. What is the difference between tangible and intangible assets?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of intellectual property rights?
  4. How is the value of intellectual assets measured?
  5. What are the processes for protecting a firm’s intellectual assets?

Chapter 7

  1. What is the selection capability?
  2. What are technological core competencies and what is their role in strategy making?
  3. What are gap and value analyses?
  4. How can make–buy–collaborate decisions be addressed?
  5. What technology strategies are driven by core competencies?

Chapter 8

  1. What is a patent?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of patent analysis?
  3. What is the process of patent analysis?

Chapter 9

  1. What is portfolio management?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of portfolio management?
  3. What is the process of portfolio management?

Chapter 10

  1. What is roadmapping?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of roadmapping?
  3. What is the process of roadmapping?

Chapter 11

  1. What is an S-curve?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the S-curve?
  3. What is the process of the S-curve?

Chapter 12

  1. What are stage-gates?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of stage-gate processes?
  3. What is the stage-gate process?

Chapter 13

  1. What are value analysis and value innovation?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of value analysis?
  3. What is the process of value analysis?