An introduction to technology and innovation policy research

An introduction to technology and innovation policy research
    • This is an interdisciplinary module that provides an introduction to technology and innovation policy and research in this field. The emphasis is on examining issues of interdisciplinary research embracing economic, sociological and managerial orientations. The approach is to build understanding of technology policy and technology innovations processes thereby providing a robust grounding, before exploring research methods employed to investigate technology and innovation policy. It is important to appreciate that this is not a research methods course as research techniques are not actively taught. Instead, a selection of research tools are introduced and applied to technology policy and innovation. Thus, it focuses on methods and skills best suited for technology policy and innovation rather than being comprehensive.

    • Course learning outcomes

      • Understand technological innovation (within the Western context and in East Africa)
      • Critically evaluate some examples of technological innovation in products and processes in the West and East Africa
      • Critically evaluate research in technology and innovation.

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      • 50 hours study
      • Level 3: Advanced


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