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 WRA10402 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Technology Transfer
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Technology Transfer
Instructor ITO TAKAO
イトウ タカオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Tues9-10:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Group Discussion, and Students' Presentation, Teaching with Momiji, Moodle (Materials), and Microsoft Teams (Two-way Distance Learning) 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 10 : Integrated Engineering
Eligible Students Graduate students of all schools
Keywords foreign direct investment, managerial resources, patent, localization strategy 
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
Objectives: This course presents the principles of technology transfer, emphasizing successful determinants of technology transfer using case methods of the shipbuilding and car manufacturing industry.
Outline: Topics covered include foreign direct investment, managerial resources, patent, localization strategy, case studies of shipbuilding and car manufacturing firms. 
Class Schedule Topic 1 Outlines and Introduction
Topic 2 Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
Topic 3 A Case Study of Yanmar Power Technology Co., Ltd.
Topic 4 Silicon Valley Eco System from the Technology Transfer Point of View
Topic 5 Foreign Direct Investment: Suntory in Shanghai
Topic 6 European Research and Development: An Efficient and Rational R&D Process
Topic 7 Case Studies in Shipbuilding Industry
Topic 8 Summary

Reports and exercises associated with foreign direct investment, managerial resources, patent, localization strategy, case studies of shipbuilding and car-manufacturing firms are required. 
1) Kiyoshi Tanba, (2006) Theory of management of technology, University of Tokyo Press (Japanese Edition).
2) Janet Morrison (2002) The Global Business Environment, Third Edition, Palgrave Macmillan.
3) Arnulf Grubler (1998) Technology and Global Change, Cambridge University Press. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Computer and projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Do preparations and reviews for all classes. Learn how to explain foreign direct investment, managerial resources, patent, and localization strategy. 
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 issues. 
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 transfer based upon MOT and Venture Business (MOT-1). In this course, you will learn many successful stories, marketing science and customer service related with technology transfer. 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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