Technology Policy Organizations

A chart showing three perspectives on technology.  Strategic Perspective, Political Perspective and Cultural Perspective are represented by three columns.

Three perspectives on technology policy organizations. (Courtesy of Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld.)

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MIT Course Number

ESD.932

As Taught In

Spring 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

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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Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel. ESD.932 Technology Policy Organizations, Spring 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/engineering-systems-division/esd-932-technology-policy-organizations-spring-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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