ESD.932 Technology Policy Organizations

Spring 2005

Three perspectives on organizations.

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

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes as well as a complete reading list.

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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Prof. Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
Lec 1: 2 hours / session
Lec 2: 1 hour / session



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