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December, 2009

Ms-94 : Technology Management

1 (a) Define Technology and explain the process of effective Technology Management, bringing out clearly the steps involved in the process.

(b) Discuss the role of technology in the production process using the isoquant approach.

2.(a) "It is important to link technology strategy with business strategy." Why ? Explain and discuss how this linkage can be brought about.

(b) What factors should the licensor of technology look for while transferring his technology to the potential licensee ?

3.(a) "Improving the linkage between R & D and marketing is very much related to successful technology diffusion." Explain.

(b) Why is Technology Evaluation important ? What factors in general would a firm take into account in evaluating a technology before it acquires it ?

4 (a) Briefly explain international S & T Cooperation Programmes in India. How far, you think, they have been effective in strengthening national technological capabilities ?

(b) Differentiate between technological self-reliance and technological self-sufficiency. What should India presently aim at ?

5. Explain some of the techniques of Growth Curves as methods of technology forecasting. What are the merits and demerits of growth curves ?

6.(a) Discuss some useful activities of the industry associations or their agencies for the promotion of technology in India.

(b) Discuss the salient features of S & T policies of Japan.

7. Write notes on any four of the following :

(a) R & D expenditure in India

(b) Developing and training of human resources for promoting technological capabilities

(c) Technology missions

(d) Technology Business Incubators (TBIs)

(e) Institutional support for technology financing

(f) National Informatics Centre (NIC)

June, 2010

Ms-94 : Technology Management

1 (a) Define Technology and Technology Management. Explain the role and importance of technology management with special reference to India.

(b) Discuss the role of technology policies and policy instruments in achieving industrial and economic developmental goals.

2(a) Discuss the Technology Strategies. Give suitable examples.

(b) What is Technology Transfer ? Discuss the models of Technology Transfer with examples.

3. Define Technology Assessment (TA). Discuss the methodology of TA and compare various definitions of the stages involved in the process of TA.

4 (a) What is meant by diffusion of technology ? Discuss the role of opinion leaders in developing a diffusion strategy.

(b) Discuss the Research Infrastructure  available in India as a part of development of Science and Technology Infrastructure in India.

5. Discuss the impact of industrial policy and trade policy on Science and Technology Development in India.

6. (a) Discuss the role of the development finance institutions in providing funds for project financing.

(b) Discuss the role of Technical Consultancy Organisations (TCO's) and Technology Business Incubator in Promoting Technology Development in India.

7. Write short notes on any four of the following :

(a) Technology absorption process

(b) Linkages for Technology Management at Enterprise Level.

(c) Technology Evaluation

(d) Appropriate Technology

(e) Development and Training of Human Resources in Technology Organisation.

June, 2011

Ms- 94 : Technology Management

1.  (a) "Technology has been viewed differently by different people." Discuss the role and Importance of Technology Management.

(b) Distinguish clearly between Radical Innovation and Incremental Innovation ? Can we say that one is more important than the other ? Justify your answer.

2.  (a)  What does technology forecast involve ? Discuss the role of technology forecasting in the present day scenario.

(b) What are Horizontal and Vertical Technology Transfer ? Discuss the process involved.

3.  What are the different stages involved in Technology Assessment Process .? Explain

4.  Discuss the objectives, role and the present position of the following in promoting technology development in India :

(a)  Technical consultancy organizations;

(b)  Technology Entrepreneurs' Parks; and

(c)  Technology Business Incubators

5.  (a) Explain, with examples, the various stages in technology life cycle.

(b) Elaborate the various factors that determine technology development.

6.  What are production functions and how they help in understanding technology change ? Explain with examples.

7.  Write notes on the following :

(a)  Technology linkages at the enterprise level

(b)  Appropriate technology and its relevance 

December, 2011

Ms-94 : Technology Management

1. (a) Discuss some of the important positive and negative effects of technology in relation to various human need factors like air, water, food, shelter, health communications, transportation, education, etc.

(b) What is appropriate technology concept. Give examples to illustrate the concept.

2. (a) Discuss "brainstorming" as a method of technological forecasting in terms of

(i) the steps involved;

(ii) its applications; and

(iii) its merits and demerits.

(b) Give the categories of payments involved in pricing of technology. Illustrate with examples.

3. What does management of technology absorption involve ? Discuss the important constraints in technology absorption.

(b) "Making the most of technological innovations should be an explicit goal of each company." Explain the importance of technological diffusion, by giving suitable examples.

4. Discuss the role of Research Infrastructure in the development of Science and Technology. Illustrate with examples by giving different categories of science organisations in the country.

5. (a) Discuss the dimensions of Technology Information Services to corporates.

(b) Discuss the various factors that may govern the choice of a particular technology.

6. What do you understand by Technology Generation ? Discuss the various inputs required in the process of generation of technology.

7. Write notes on the following:

(a) Venture capital and its role.

(b) Technology Missions. 

December, 2012

Ms-94 : Technology Management

1.  (a)  Define Technology and Technology Management. Explain the various dimensions of Technology Management.

(b)  What do you mean by Technology Life Cycle ? Discuss this from the perspective of growth and diffusion.

2.  (a)  Briefly discuss production functions and technological change. Explain their interrelationship.

(b)  Discuss the role of Technology Forecasting at the national and enterprise level. How do they influence the decision making process ?

3.  (a)  Explain Technology Strategy and its importance at corporate level.

(b)  Explain in detail the various issues related to pricing of technology.

4.  (a)  Distinguish between Technology Adoption and Technology Absorption. Identify the major benefits of effective absorption of imported technology.

(b)  What is meant by diffusion ? Explain its importance in the context of technological innovation.

5.  Write short notes on any three of the following :

(a)  Technology up gradation.

(b)  Stages of Technology information.

(c)  Methodology of Technology assessment.

(d)  Role of S and T in planning.

(e)  Routes of Technology Transfer.

6.  (a)  Explain the various criteria for evaluating R&D projects.

(b)  Elaborate your understanding about the process of deriving technology strategy for the enterprise. 

June, 2013

Ms-94 : Technology Management

1. What are the major changes brought about by development in information technology ? Discuss any two of them citing relevant examples.

2. Define technology forecasting. Explain any two technology forecasting methods giving examples.

3. Explain how does a company, which has imported a technology for a particular product adopt the 'technology absorption management strategy' to remain competitive in the market.

4. Write a brief account on the main features of technology policies followed by :

(a) United States of America (USA)

(b) Japan sssss

5. (a) Discuss the role of working capital in the success of a business.

(b) What are the factors, which are considered by financial institutions and commercial banks while evaluating a project proposal ? Discuss.

6. How is the evaluation of technology options and routes done ? Discuss. 

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