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Title: Technology management educational initiatives in Asia: A case study from the national university of Singapore
Authors: Hang, C.-C. 
Ang, M. 
Wong, P.-K. 
Subramanian, A. 
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Hang, C.-C.,Ang, M.,Wong, P.-K.,Subramanian, A. (2009). Technology management educational initiatives in Asia: A case study from the national university of Singapore. Academy of Management Learning and Education 8 (3) : 444-456. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In 2005 the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore relaunched a master's of science program in the management of technology (MSc/MOT) after it was moved from the School of Business where, as the first of its kind in Asia, it was started in 1992. The opportunity to relaunch the program in the faculty of engineering provided a new opportunity to refresh the program and introduce management of technology (MOT) courses that were not feasible when the program resided in the School of Business. We discuss how this move allowed the program designers to account for the unique needs of innovation management in a small and newly developed Asian country by introducing courses into the curriculum that could only have been offered in a faculty of engineering. The unique courses include Intellectual Property Management, Management of Industrial Research and Development, Systems Architecture, and Systems Engineering. From a pedagogical perspective, we also examine the advantages of offering the program on a part-time basis to accommodate working engineers and managers. We reflect on how Singapore's experiences in designing appropriate curricula, overcoming resource constraints, and leveraging resources for management of technology programs might be useful to other developing nations. Finally, we discuss a potential approach for integrating MOT programs into the core engineering curriculum as a way to enhance the value of traditional professional degrees. © 2009 Academy of Management Learning & Education.
Source Title: Academy of Management Learning and Education
ISSN: 1537260X
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