Keywords: technology management, response to change, universal representation, integrative framework
Dynamics of managing technology in a growing economy - a national perspective: case of India
The paper summarises one of the on-going efforts at the national level to enhance technology management capabilities in the country. While technology management has been accorded considerable importance all along, the dynamics of economic and market environments has led to technology, and consequently its management, acquiring a far more significant role in recent times. While industry, research and academic organisations and other institutions are contributing to enhancing technology capabilities through various measures introduced by them from time to time, the Government has, on its part, initiated a number of activities for the development, utilisation and transfer of technology. One significant step that has been taken is the spearheading of a specific programme, wholly devoted to the cause of Technology Management. The Department of Scientific & Industrial Research in the Ministry of Science & Technology is the nodal centre for this program. An integrative framework covering knowledge enhancement, facilitation and training has been adopted by the Department to derive benefits both in the short as well as in the long term. Wide-ranging activities have been undertaken in close inter-action with industry, research organisations, technical/management institutes, consultants and others.