Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change
Director, Associate Director, Program Specialist, numerous affiliated faculty members primarily from Smeal. Faculty and Staff time is supported by the Dean’s Office. Funding comes from fees collected per event, and corporate and government grants for specific research projects.
Many of the barriers to effective utilization of new technology are managerial and organizational, rather than technological per se. The mission of the Center for the Management of Technological and Organizational Change (CMTOC) is to identify organizational and management issues associated with the introduction of new technology, to design and conduct research that generates both theory and practical knowledge for dealing with such issues, and to disseminate research results by a variety of media to the business, research, and educational communities.
Our website lists numerous current and completed research projects; outreach includes 73 Advanced Manufacturing Forums since 1983; several webinars.