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Master of Business Administration- MBA Semester 4
OM0018–Technology Management-4 Credits
(Book ID: B1979)
Assignment (60 Marks)
Note: Answer all questions must be written within 300 to 400 words each.
Each Question carries 10 marks 6 X 10=60.
Q1. a. What do you mean by S&T policies of organisations?
b. What is the role of innovation in S&T?
Answer. a. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS& CENTERS
1. AAAS Directorate for Science and Technology Policy Programs
The Directorate for Science and Policy Programs (SPP) serve society, government, and
the research community through a diverse set
Q2. a. Write about the changing trends in the industry.
b. Explain the methods for Strategic Analysis and Decision Making.
Answer. a. 1. 'SMAC Stack' adoption to gain speed.
A manufacturing comeback is being driven by SMAC — social, mobile, analytics and
cloud. The SMAC Stack is becoming an essential technology tool kit for enterprises
and represents the next wave for driving higher customer engagement and growth
opportunities. The need to innovate is forcing cultural change within a historically
conservative "if it's not broke don't fix it" industry, and SMAC is helping early adopters
in the manufacturing market increase
Q3. a. Explain about the concept of strategic planning.
b. Describe the concept of technology maps.
c. What is technology forecasting?

Answer. a. Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy,
or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy.
It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation of the
strategy. Strategic planning became prominent in corporations during the 1960s and
remains an important aspect of strategic management. It is executed by strategic
planners or strategists, who involve many parties and research sources in their
analysis of the organization and its relationship to the
Q4. What is the impact of the technology change on the following?
a. Organisational productivity
b. Quality of work life
Answer. a. Technology and Productivity Growth
"The strong performance of productivity growth in the second half of the 1990s was in
fact attributable to accelerating technical change, not to poor measurement or to
temporary factors."
Productivity is one of the most closely watched indicators of long-term economic
prospects. Rising productivity is the key to making possible permanent increases in
the standard of living. In Productivity Growth in the 1990s: Technology, Utilization, or
Adjustment (NBER Working Paper No. 8359), authors Susanto Basu, John Fernald, and
Matthew Shapiro
Q5. Demonstrate Global Information System.
Answer. A global information system (GIS) is any information system which
attempts to deliver the totality of measurable data worldwide within a defined
context.
The Global Information System (GIS) is a global-coverage, core current strategic
intelligence service for use only by governments. It is not available to nongovernmental subscribers. GIS represents a base of more than 250,000 pages of data
and images on 255+ countries and territories, updated daily, along with a constantlygrowing database of special reports on a wide range of specialist topics and regional
studies.
GIS includes the Defense &
Q6. Explain the conceptual framework of Management of Technology.
Answer. Technology management is set of management disciplines that allow
organizations to manage their technological fundamentals to create competitive
advantage. Typical concepts used in technology management are: technology
strategy (a logic or role of technology in organization), technology forecasting
(identification of possible relevant technologies for the organization, possibly through
technology scouting), technology roadmap

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