TTA-65027 Technology Strategy, 5 cr


The current course has corresponding content to former course TETA-5511 Teknologiastrategia.
Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Ulla Saari


After completing this course, the student will be able to identify the strategic role of technology and technological decisions in the business context. The student will therefore be able to list and demonstrate different theoretical frameworks that are part of the strategic management technology (e.g. disruptive technologies, leadership-followership, VRIO, market-innovation orientation, diamond of technological strategy). In turn, the student will discover the connections between the different theoretical frameworks. During the course, the student will apply the theoretical frameworks to analyze and discuss six case studies.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Strategic management  - mission - objectives - strategy  - diamond of technological strategy 
2. External technological assessment  - industry and 5 forces - SWOT - technology evolution (S-curves) - technology evolution (cyclical model) - disruptive technological change - evolution of industries - technologies in systemic industries  - organizational niche theory - complex products and systems - modular systems - large technical systems  
3. Internal technological assessment  - VRIO - core competencies - sources of innovation  - dynamic capabilities 
4. Formulating technology based strategy  - technology for competitive advantage - timing of entry - pioneering and follower strategies - diamond of technological strategy - collaboration strategies - market-innovation orientation  - patenting - new product development - technology roadmapping 

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

The course grade will be based on an exam and the group assignment. If the student demonstrates good understanding of the core content, the student may pass the course with the grade 3. In order to achieve grade 4, the student must demonstrate greater competency, for example, with respect to the points specified in column “Complementary knowledge”. The student may achieve grade 5, if the student demonstrates excellent command of the course contents and demonstrate competence in the points specified in column “Specialist knowledge”. If there are minor shortcomings regarding the core content, the student may receive the grade 1 or 2, depending on the number of flaws. If there are significant shortcomings regarding core content, the student will not pass the course.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Opintojakso P/S Selite
TTA-62011 Teknologia- ja innovaatiojohtaminen Advisable    
TTA-62017 Technology and Innovation Management Advisable    


Opintojakso Vastaa opintojaksoa  Selite 
TTA-65027 Technology Strategy, 5 cr TTA-65026 Technology Strategy, 4 cr  

Päivittäjä: Pulkkinen Johanna, 13.05.2019