Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Doctoral Course)
Lecture Code WRA60201 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Technology Strategy and R&D Management
Subject Name
テクノロジー ストラテジー アンド アールアンドディー マネージメント
Subject Name in
Technology Strategy and R&D Management
Instructor ITO TAKAO
イトウ タカオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur5-6:Online
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Group Discussion, and Student’s Presentation, Distance Learning with Momiji, Moodle and Microsoft Teams 
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 efficiency, strategy, investment, R&D, time value, investment return 
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 explains the core issue of MOT and help students to master rational relationship between technology strategy and Research & Development.
Outline: Topics covered include efficiency and effectiveness, strategy, investment, R&D, time value, and investment return. 
Class Schedule Topic 1 Outlines and Introduction
Topic 2 How to determine Price and Quantity
Topic 3 Time Value in R&D Management
Topic 4 Technology and Investment Return
Topic 5 Group Discussion
Topic 6 Case Studies of Technology Strategy (I)
Topic 7 Case Studies of Technology Strategy (II)
Topic 8 Presentation and/or Final Examination

Reports and exercises associated with efficiency, strategy, investment, R&D, time value, and investment return are required. 
1) Kiyoshi Tanba, (2006) Theory of management of technology, University of Tokyo Press (Japanese edition).
2) The Boston Consulting Group, (2006) On Strategy, John Wiley & Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
3) M. D. Hutt, T. W. Speh, (1998) Business Marketing Management, 6th edition, The Dryden Press. 
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Do preparations and reviews for all classes. Learn how to explain efficiency, strategy, investment, R&D, time value, and investment return. 
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. In this course, you will learn many successful stories, marketing science and customer service related with R&D and technology strategy. I will strongly recommend you because this is one of the useful courses for all graduate students.  
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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