|Successfully completed seminar as a prerequisite for entering the examination. |
|Content (Syllabus outline)
|1. Definition and classification of technology
2. Characteristics of research and
3. Technology transfer and technological
4. Basic terms and definitions (innvention,
innovation, innovation process, patents,
5. The role and significance of technological
innovations on economy
6. Technology innovation diffusion models;
7. Life cycles of products and technologies
8. Different technology innovation strategies in
9. Technology innovation as a conversion
10. Important aspects of technological innovation success
11. Important and influential technological
sectors; technology forecasting
12. Product development process
13. Environmental protection as a part of firm's
strategy; environmental protection as
14. Definitions of environmental terms
15. Cleaner technologies – concepts,
definitions and adoption strategies
16. Environmental strategies for enterprises
17. Characteristics of environmental
18. Environmental criteria of product and
19. Product ecodesign trends
17. Methods and tools for environmentally
sound product development
|TEMELJNI VIRI / TEXTBOOKS
Radonjič, Gregor (Ur.). 2009. Tehnološke in okoljske inovacije – Zbrano gradivo. Ekonomsko-poslovna fakulteta, Maribor.
DODATNI VIRI / ADDITIONAL LITERATURE
Twiss, Brian (1991). Upravljanje tehnološke inovacije. Gospodarski vestnik, Ljubljana.
Betz, Frederick (1998). Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage from Change. John Wiley, New York.
Zbicinski Ireneusz, Stavenuiter John, Kozlowska Barbara, van de Coevering Hennie (2006). Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment. Book 3 in a Series on Environmental Management. Baltic University Press, Uppsala.
Montalbo Corral, Carlos (2002). Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Reijnders, Lucas (1996). Environmentally Improved Production Processes and Products (Environment and Management Series, Vol. 6). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
- Get the knowledge on significance of
technology and environmental
innovations for firm's competitiveness and
- Acquaint in-depth knowledges of
technology innovation strategies and
environmental policies of firms.
- Learn the process of product
development and technology innovations
- Acquaint technology innovation
approaches with the emphasis on
innovations which incorporate
|Intendend learning outcomes - knowledge and understanding
|Development of knowledge and understanding:
• Knowledge base: Students gain the ability to understand the knowledge in areas of technology and environmental innovations as well as significance of these topics on firm's competitiveness. Students understand the structure of scientific and research-based literature.
Students are able to stimulate
innovation activities and
cooperate within innovation
• Ethical issues: Has the awareness and ability to manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work pro-actively with others to formulate solutions.
• Disciplinary methodologies: Has a comprehensive understanding of techniques / methodologies applicable to their own work (diffusion models, S-curve model, FMEA, QFD, ecodesign).
|Intendend learning outcomes - transferable/key skills and other attributes'
• Analysis: with critical awareness can undertake analysis of complex inter- and multidisciplinary areas as well as sometimes contradictory areas of knowledge (esonomy, environment protection) communicating the outcome effectively.
• Synthesis: With critical awareness, can synthesize information, utilising knowledge or processes from the forefront of the technology innovations.
• Application: Can demonstrate initiative and originality in problem solving. Can act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level, making decisions in complex and unpredictable situations.
• Group working: Can work effectively with a group as leader or member. Can clarify tasks and make appropriate use of the capacities of group members.
• Management of information: Can competently undertake research tasks.
• Autonomy: Better judgement and, consequently, more efficient integration of knowledge acquired into business decisions.
• Problem solving: Has independent learning ability required for continuing professional study, making professional use of others where appropriate.
• Application of skills: Can operate in complex and unpredictable and/or specialised contexts, and has an overview of the issues governing good practice
• Technical expertise: Can adapt skills and design or develop new skills and/or procedures for new situations.
|Learning and teaching methods
active class participation at seminars