Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WRA10201 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 技術戦略論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Technology Strategy for Management
Instructor ITO TAKAO
イトウ タカオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues5-6:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Teaching with Momiji, Moodle (Materials), and Microsoft Teams (Two-way Distance Learning) 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Diversity
Eligible Students Graduate students at all schools
Keywords technology management, corporate strategy, technology strategy, vision, innovation, strategy formation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Objective: Technology strategy is divided into two parts: strategy for technology and strategy for IT (Information Technology). This is the course aiming at technology strategy learning of the corporate management. Technology strategy, i.e., strategy for technology development, and the essence of the strategy theory will be explained in this course.
Outline: Not only successful stories, but also rational relationships between technology and management, technology and ethics, and the issues of strategy formation will be included in this course.  
Class Schedule Topic 1 Outlines and Introduction
Topic 2 History of Technology Development and Corporate Management in Mazda
Topic 3 Technology Strategy on DX service Development
Topic 4 Innovation Process from Beginner to Leader in the World
Topic 5 Case studies of Corporate Strategy
Topic 6 A Case Study of Kamotsuru
Topic 7 A Case Study of Venture Company from University
Topic 8 Final Examination and/or Report

Reports and exercises associated with technology management, corporate strategy, technology strategy, vision, innovation, and strategy formation are required. 
1) Kiyoshi Tanba, (2006) Theory of management of technology, University of Tokyo Press.
2) Porter M. E., (1982) Competitive strategy: techniques for analyzing industries and competitors, Free Press.
3) P. F. Drucker, (2007) Innovation and entrepreneurship, Routledge.
4) Barney, J. B., (2001) Gaining and Sustaining Competitive Advantage (2nd edition), Prentice Hall. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Computer and projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Do preparations and reviews for all classes. Learn how to explain technology management, corporate strategy, technology strategy, vision, innovation, strategy formation. 
Requirements No marks are subtracted if you say something “wrong”. This helps other students clarify their misconceptions. If you have something to say, no matter how silly, raise your hand. Class participation is crucial because it helps you build self-confidence.
Probability statistics and mathematics of differential and integral will be helpful to understand the basic principles. 
Grading Method Learning attitudes 25%+ Individual and/or group discussion, Mini test 30%+ Final Examination and/or final report 45%; A passing score is a score of 60% or up. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message First and most important thing is that the graduate students of science and technology should have their own high professional skills and technologies. This course provides all students a new perspective of technology strategy based upon MOT and Venture Business (MOT-1). In this course, you will learn many successful stories, effective tools of strategy formation, useful concepts of rational relationship between technology and strategy. I will strongly recommend you because this is one of the useful courses for all graduate students. In addition, etiquette for lecturers, particularly the part-time lecturers is required. 
Other The contact information of the VBL office in charge of all courses of Management of Technology (MOT) are (Tel) 082-424-7880 and (Email) vbl@hiroshima-u.ac.jp. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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