ISBN-10:
0761925643
ISBN-13:
9780761925644
Pub. Date:
05/16/2002
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Managing Technological Change: A Strategic Partnership Approach / Edition 1

Managing Technological Change: A Strategic Partnership Approach / Edition 1

by Carol J. Haddad
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Overview

Management of technology (MOT) is a field of study dedicated to the planning and ongoing assessment of technology in organizations, incorporating the innovation, development, and engineering processes into one discipline. Managing Technological Change: A Strategic Partnership Approach fills a critical void by presenting an integrative, strategic, and participative approach to technology management from a multi-industry perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761925644
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/16/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 920,558
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. Carol J. Haddad is a Professor in the School of Technology Studies at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She joined the faculty in 1993, after a distinguished career in industry and academe. Prior to her arrival at EMU, she served as a tenured faculty member at Michigan State University's School of Labor and Industrial Relations (1978-1990), and held senior positions with the American Society for Training and Development in Alexandria, Virginia and with the Industrial Technology Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where as a Visiting Research Scientist she established and directed the Institute's first Labor and Technology Program. She has also been a Research Fellow at Wayne State University's College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs.

An active scholar, Dr. Haddad has been the recipient of over $500,000 worth of research grants and awards, and has published numerous articles, including several on Canadian sectoral training councils in the steel, automotive parts, and electronic and electrical industries. Professor Haddad's book on the management of technological change, published by Sage, emphasizes the benefits of strategic and participative approaches to technology adoption. Her current work is on the gendered dimensions of technology

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
CHAPTER 1: TECHNOLOGY'S PERILS AND PROMISE: THE NEED FOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Technological Change: Three Scenarios
Lessons Learned
The Need for Technology Management
CHAPTER 2: STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP: A WORKING DEFINITION
Strategic Technology Planning
Participation and Partnership
CHAPTER 3: AN INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
Technology Adoption Life Cycle
An Integrative Systems Approach to Technology Adoption
CHAPTER 4: ASSESSING THE NEED AND READINESS FOR CHANGE
Technology Needs Analysis
Readiness for Change Assessment
Pragmatic Issues
Inclusive Needs Assessment
CHAPTER 5: ORGANIZATIONAL BARRIERS TO INTEGRATED CHANGE
Identifying Organizational Variables
What Influences Attitudes Toward New Technology?
Overcoming Resistance to Change
CHAPTER 6: DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIC CHANGE
Social Constructivism and Technology Design
Participative Technology Design
Technology Implementation Design
CHAPTER 7: TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
Training's Contribution to High-Performance Workplaces
Training Program Design
Successful Training Partnerships
Creating a Learning Organization
CHAPTER 8: EVALUATING AND MANAGING CHANGE FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
Conducting the Technology Evaluation
Ongoing Technology Management
Institutionalizing a Strategic Partnership Approach to Change
The Strategic Partnership Payoff
REFERENCES
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

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