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Technology Dynamics and Transition management

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This version of the subject Technology Dynamics and Transition Management was tought in co-operation with the Harbin Institute of Technology in China. At the heart of this module lies a model of technology development from a social perspective, which will be applied to water problems in present-day China. Study Goals: After following the course the student is: to identify and redefine technology-related problems in terms of dynamic socio-technological systems, i.e. problems in which developments of technology and society are intertwined.; to analyze those problems and identify critical issues, room for decision and choices affecting future developments, considering the perspective of different parties involved, especially concerning safety, ethics and sustainability; ... able to devise integrated options for socio-technological solutions, acceptable for different parties involved, considering especially aspects of safety, ethics and sustainability; ... able to evaluate the adequacy of the proposed options, in view of the original problem, and of possible new problems created in the process.


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