Module Overview

Emerging Technology & Organisation Change

Technology continues to develop and evolve, changing our society, business landscape and processes. In particular, disruptive and breakthrough technologies can substantially influence businesses even in the very near term. Currently technologies such as the Internet Of Things, AR/VR, Robotics (software and hardware) together with quantum computing, materials & manufacturing  technologies, AI and Big Data point to significant impacts on the world around us as they are becoming operationalised at pace. 

This module opens up a space for students who are proficient in the field of Innovation and/or Technology Management to gain an insight into the near, medium and potential long-term future impacts of such massive change. The module provides a platform from which current and future managers can envision the impact of paradigmatic innovations and learn how to increase organisational resilience proactively. 

In this module students will be exposed to extreme and radical new technologies to develop their capacity to help organisations adopt, adapt and change. Students will need to evaluate the role of such innovations at a macro, meso and micro level in order to develop insights into how organisations must change in response. 

In particular, this module supports the near-term adoption of radical innovation within ‘normal’ businesses and encourages students to think creatively around these exciting new technological changes. 

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*Curricular information is subject to change

This module includes topics such as: 

  • Future planning around industry dynamics and technology cycles 

  • Formulating a technology management strategy  

  • Collaborations and techniques for increasing organisational capabilities 

  • The role of T in PESTEL analyses 

  • Technology analysis tools and techniques 

  • Is first mover advantage the right way to approach radical innovation? 

This module is being delivered using a blended learning format. Students will attend some face-to-face lectures and also learn online through both ‘live’ and recorded lectures.  

Flip-teaching will also be used to design sets of online artefacts that create further insight into the module topics. 

Group-based peer-review sessions will enable students to share knowledge. 

Module Content & Assessment
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Other Assessment(s)100