International Technology Management

  • Master's Program Management, Communication & IT
Course unit code
Level of course unit
  • Master
Semester when the course unit is delivered
  • 4
Number of ECTS credits allocated
  • 5.0
Name of lecturer(s)
  • Moser Sigward
  • FH-Prof. Dr. Mirski Peter J.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
  • Students are able to recognize the interactions, opportunities and challenges within a technology-driven ecosystem and evaluate them based on a global perspective. They will be able to systemically analyze the extent to which cultural, political, economic and technical conditions at a specific location influence the establishment and further development of an ecosystem. Students will learn how companies and organizations can leverage these ecosystems to drive innovation, accelerate growth, and ensure long-term success.
Mode of delivery
  • face-to-face (Präsenzveranstaltung)
Prerequisites and co-requisites
  • none
Course contents
  • - Global dimension of technology ecosystems
    - Specific ecosystems for digital innovation (Silicon Valley)
    - Roles and tasks within a digital ecosystem
    - Integrated IT infrastructure management within an ecosystem
    - Structure of technology innovation centers
    - Opportunities and developments of incubators and accelerators in the field of digitalization
Recommended or required reading
  • - Carayannis, E. G., & Formica, P. (Eds.). (2008). Knowledge matters: Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in innovation networks and knowledge clusters. Palgrave Macmillan.
    - Dodgson, M., Gann, D. & Salter, A. (2008) The Management of Technological Innovation: Strategy & Practice, Oxford University Press.
    - Shavinina, L. V. (Ed.). (2004). Silicon Valley North: A high-tech cluster of innovation and entrepreneurship. Elsevier.
    - Vonortas, N., Rouge, P. & Aridi, A. (2015.) Innovation Policy: A Practical Introduction, Springer.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
  • The course comprises an interactive mix of lectures, discussions and individual and group work.
Assessment methods and criteria
  • To monitor the students’ learning this course will provide ongoing assignments as a basis for feedback and grading (formative assessment) and/or will evaluate the students learning at the end of the course or an instructional unit via exams, final project reports, essays or seminar papers (summative assessment).
Language of instruction
  • English