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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • ESD.932 (Spring 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Technology Policy Organizations 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Engineering Systems Division 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • ESD.932 Technology Policy Organizations



    Spring 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features lecture notes as well as a complete reading list.


    Course Description


    Technology Policy Organizations and its sequel, ESD.933, Technology Policy Negotiations and Dispute Resolution, form a sequence on Organizational Processes in Technology Policy. This course features an overall framework for understanding the increasingly networked, flat, flexible and diverse nature of organizations, as well as a close look at the many relevant types of organizations, including regulatory, entrepreneurial, multi-national, and non-governmental non-profit. Key organizational processes, including individual motivation, teamwork, and systems change are featured. The core assignment features a series of industry studies in which students conduct field interviews (in phone or in person) of key stakeholders on a pressing policy challenge in that industry and analyze the impact of organizational factors on policy success.
     

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