The Ph.D. in Technology Management (TM) is designed to meet growing industry and academic needs by offering a quality doctoral program to both part-time and full-time students in two inter-related areas: 1) new technology venture creation (e.g. entrepreneurship and corporate venturing), and 2) select current and emerging technologies (technology concentrations). The program will encompass an integrated multi-disciplinary technology and management approach.
While the Ph.D.-TM is housed in the School of Engineering, the Ph.D. degree facilitates and encourages interdisciplinary studies across the School of Engineering and the School of Business and utilizes their complementary research facilities, faculty and lab resources.
The Ph.D. degree is a certification of critical aptitude in scholarship, creativity, knowledge in the discipline, enterprise in research, and proficiency and style in communication. A candidate obtaining a Ph.D. degree must display a thorough understanding in the major areas of Technology Management and must master the necessary tools and techniques so as to be able to make original contributions to the field of Technology Management. An equally important aspect is that of proficiency in oral and written communication skills.
The requirements of the Ph.D. program are: successful completion of preliminary examinations and courses, satisfactory performance in the written comprehensive and oral (proposal defense) examinations, admission to Ph.D. candidacy, successful completion and defense of original work documented as a dissertation, and the satisfaction of additional requirements such as teaching courses, seminars and publications.
The formal degree to be offered is the Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management. This will be awarded to candidates who complete all the requirements of the Ph.D. degree described later in this section.
The Ph.D. in Technology Management is designed to facilitate the institutional and student learning outcomes listed below.
- Increase in instruction quality and support.
- Increase in research funding opportunities.
- Increase in student enrolment.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Familiarity with principles of new venture creation, entrepreneurship, corporate venturing, innovation, and related issues including management, finance, legal issues, new product development, and product commercialization.
- Familiarity with advanced concepts of methodologies in technology management.
- Possessing a strong background in one or more engineering and technology area offered in the Ph.D. program.
- Possessing a strong background in implementing new technology based businesses and ventures.
- Being able to critically analyze problems and evaluate the benefits of alternative solutions in new technology-based international opportunities and corporate ventures.
- Being able to work in a development team to address specific issues and problems.
- Being able to interact and communicate both verbally and in writing with people whose expertise is in different domains and who are located across the globe.
- Being able to effectively teach in a higher education institution.
- Being able to write quality research papers for inclusion in prominent journals, and research proposals for submission to funding agencies.
- Being prepared to become a future leader, professional, academic and researcher with interdisciplinary skills, to join the faculty of leading academic institutions or take high level research, consulting and management positions in industry, non-profit organizations, government or start their own ventures.
Theses/Dissertations from 2017
Technology Assessment Model of Developing Geothermal Energy Resources for Supporting Electrical System: The Case for Oregon, Ahmed Shehab Alshareef
Technology Planning for Aligning Emerging Business Models and Regulatory Structures: The Case of Electric Vehicle Charging and the Smart Grid, Kelly R. Cowan
Development of a Technology Transfer Score for Evaluating Research Proposals: Case Study of Demand Response Technologies in the Pacific Northwest, Judith Estep
Theses/Dissertations from 2016
Consistency Analysis for Judgment Quantification in Hierarchical Decision Model, Mustafa Sulaiman Abbas
Exploratory Study of the Adoption and Use of the Smartphone Technology in Emerging Regions: Case of Saudi Arabia, Fahad Abdulaziz Aldhaban
A Measurement System for Science and Engineering Research Center Performance Evaluation, Elizabeth Carole Gibson
Developing a Hierarchical Decision Model to Evaluate Nuclear Power Plant Alternative Siting Technologies, Marwan Mossa Lingga
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
Technological Forecasting Based on Segmented Rate of Change, Dong-Joon Lim
Network Structure, Network Flows and the Phenomenon of Influence in Online Social Networks: An Exploratory Empirical Study of Twitter Conversations about YouTube Product Categories, Nitin Venkat Mayande
Theses/Dissertations from 2014
Evaluation of Energy Policy Instruments for the Adoption of Renewable Energy: Case of Wind Energy in the Pacific Northwest U.S., Remal Abotah
An Assessment Model for Energy Efficiency Program Planning in Electric Utilities: Case of the Pacific of Northwest U.S.A., Ibrahim Iskin
Participation in Technology Standards Development: A Decision Model for the Information and Communications Technology Industry, Ramin Neshati
Exploring Capability Maturity Models and Relevant Practices as Solutions Addressing IT Service Offshoring Project Issues, Rosine Hanna Salman
Multi-Perspective Technology Assessment to Improve Decision Making: A Novel Approach Using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping for a Large-Scale Transmission Line Upgrade, Richard Chad Sperry
Green Index: Integration of Environmental Performance, Green Innovativeness and Financial Performance, Ilknur Mary Joy Nirmala Tekin
Theses/Dissertations from 2013
An Investigation of Fast and Frugal Heuristics for New Product Project Selection, Fatima Mohammed Albar
Extending Technology Roadmap through Fuzzy Cognitive Map-based Scenarios: The Case of the Wind Energy Sector of Pakistan, Muhammad Amer
Developing a Strategic Policy Choice Framework for Technological Innovation: Case of Chinese Pharmaceuticals, Leong Chan
The Impact of Social Capital on Innovation Intermediaries, Songphon Munkongsujarit
Innovation Measurement: A Decision Framework to Determine Innovativeness of a Company, Kenny Phan
The Impact of Knowledge Inflows on the Performance of National Laboratories in Technological Latecomer Countries, Pattravadee Ploykitikoon
Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic Technologies Using Multiple Perspectives and Hierarchical Decision Modeling, Nasir Jamil Sheikh
Bridging the Missing Link between "Top-down" and "Bottom-up": A Strategic Policy Model for International Collaboration in Science and Technology, Pattharaporn Suntharasaj
Strategic Evaluation of University Knowledge and Technology Transfer Effectiveness, Thien Anh Tran
Theses/Dissertations from 2012
Examining Health Information Technology Implementations: Case of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Nima A. Behkami
Theses/Dissertations from 2011
Study of the Performance and Characteristics of U.S. Academic Research Institution Technology Commercialization (ARITC), Jisun Kim
Theses/Dissertations from 2004
Technology Forecasting Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Oliver Lane Inman