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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 20, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUSA 214 Cultural Influences on Emerging Technologies

5 credits
Learn about how culture and society influence the success or failure of products, services, and goods that are offered in the marketplace. Students will also explore new technologies-how they are shared between cultural groups, regulatory impacts, trade practices, and influences from international manufacturing.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093 , MATH 087 , or instructor permission.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and explain technology development lifecycles and adoption curves
  • Analyze when pure research or applied development is being performed in both a government and non-government situation
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness in marketing and product design through the analysis of the background influences that a culture makes on product success or failure in the marketplace
  • Explain the influences of international practices on domestic business and technology         
  • Analyze intercultural trade relationships and their influence on the sharing of new technology
  • Define intellectual property (including copyright and patent infringement gray areas) and explain why some countries may not be suitable partners for certain products but others may be
  • Explain the regulatory impacts of environmental and safety standards and how they may cause a technology to succeed where it may fail to be adopted otherwise
  • Identify and explain the application of the latest manufacturing methods being used in industry
  • Evaluate the feasibility of new technologies before production