Principles of Technology & Innovation Management

Content

Creating and managing new technological knowledge is a key success factor of most firms. The idea of the class is to provide an a deeper perspective into selected topics from both the perspective of a manager who has to make decisions about her firm's technology and innovation management processes and from the perspective of an academic researcher studying these decisions.
We will discuss some selected questions of managing innovation in a corporate context. We will focus both on strategic aspects of setting up the capabilities and competences of a firm to innovate and on the particular tasks and processes to manage one product/service development project. In 2014, a special focus will be in managing IP.
The class is entirely case-study based, but will also integrate short lecture modules and in-class exercises and group work. In addition, we will discuss a number of academic journal papers on the topics of the class.
Note: While this class is considered to be a "core class" in the curriculum, you profit more from this class if you already have some basic understanding of innovation management.


Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Differentiate various understandings of innovation and technology
• Acquire competences to analyse decisions in TIM from a strategic perspective
• Know about tools and methods of innovation management at the strategic and operational level
• Argue about future trends in innovation management
Evaluate the challenge of making innovation happen within large companies

Prerequisites

Solid command of English

Further Information

Further information on this course and the application procedure can be obtained on CAMPUS.