New Developments in Technology Management

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Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2009, Vol. 8, No. 3, 324 –336.

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New Developments in Technology Management Education: Background Issues, Program Initiatives, and a Research Agenda
PHILLIP H. PHAN The Johns Hopkins University DONALD S. SIEGEL University at Albany, SUNY MIKE WRIGHT Nottingham University Business School and Erasmus University, Rotterdam We provide background information on key developments and trends in technology management education, including the managerial implications of recent public policy changes designed to stimulate investment in
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Government is also providing subsidies for research joint ventures involving universities and firms (e.g., the Commerce Department’s Advanced Technology Program/Technology Innovation Program), shared use of expertise and laboratory facilities (e.g., the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Centers and Industry– University Cooperative Research Centers), and programs to promote management and entrepreneurship education among scientists and engineers (e.g., the Science Enterprise Challenge in the U.K.). These and other trends discussed here have led to experimentation and innovation in technology management pedagogy and content, which is the focus of this special issue. For example, it is obvious that the rise in collaborative research and commercialization has important educational implications, since it implies that team-work has become more important in science and engineering, especially when both innovation and commercialization are involved. This has resulted in the increasingly popular use of real-life team projects as the primary method of delivering discovery-based learning. Our purpose in this special