Principles of Technology and Innovation Management

The following details taken from the examination regulations MSWI/15, SMPO 4. Änderungsordnung zum WS 2018/19 are for information purposes only and not legally binding. For legally binding information, please refer to the corresponding official examination regulations of the program Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen.

Key Info

Basic Information

Studypath:
Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
Semester:
1
Course Type:
Lecture
Language:
English
Cycle:
Winter term
Scheduling:
First half of the semester
Course Units:
4.0
Credits:
5.0
Course Limit:
45
Erasmus Capacity:
6
Compulsory Attendance:
No

Lecturer

Syllabus

Creating and managing new technological knowledge is a key success factor of most firms. The objective of this class is to provide an introduction into innovation management 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 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.

Classroom sessions are likely to comprise a mixture of traditional lectures, case/paper discussions and student presentations. Please note that a detailed course outline and reading list will be made available in L2P ahead of the first session.

Objectives

After participating in this course, students should be in a position to:
• Understand and apply core methods and theories of technology and innovation management to solve complex product and service development problems by analytical skills
• Apply critical thinking skills in innovation management contexts, i.e. to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information to solve product development problems and make innovation management decisions
• Effectively communicate solutions for complex product and service development problems

Prerequisites

none

Examination

The course grade will be determined based on one of the following modes of evaluation:
(A) Colloquium (class participation) (55%, graded) and examination (45%, graded, 60min.)
(B) Colloquium (class participation) (55%, graded) and paper (45%, graded)
(C) Examination (100%, graded, 60min.)

The final mode of evaluation (A, B, or C) will be announced and publicly displayed prior to the first class session. In general, grading for this class will be based on mode A.

Further Information

No information available in English at the moment.

Literature

No information available in English at the moment.