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.

Strategic Partnership: A Working Definition

Strategic partnership: A working definition

To reap the greatest benefit from new technology, organizations must strategically plan the process of change. Surprisingly, technology investment is often devoid of strategy. Simply having a goal without a complete road map for attaining it does not constitute strategy. Take the hypothetical example of a school district's plan to provide new laptop computers to every teacher who requests one, along with home Internet access, provided that the teacher attends an approved training course. The district's goal is to encourage teachers to become familiar with computers during their personal time, in the hope that educators will more readily use computers for classroom instruction, class administration, and electronic communication with students and parents. If the district plan ...

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