This course focuses on the analysis of innovation as a pervasive process that cuts across organizational and functional boundaries. It looks at the sources of innovation, at the tools and techniques that organizations deploy to routinely innovate, and the strategic implications of technical change.
This course intends to enable all students to:
- Acquire and understand the basic jargon necessary to discuss, in a precise and concise manner, innovation processes and their outcomes
- Analyse the relationship between individual and organizational decision processes and their innovative outcomes
- Discuss the relevance and importance of different decision-making criteria, and critically assess their impact on desired innovative outcomes
This course looks at technology and innovation management as a process. Continuously, organizations are faced with a fundamental decision: they have to allocate resources between well-known tasks that reliably generate positive results; or explore new ways of doing things, new technologies, products and services. The latter is a high risk choice. Its rewards can be high, but the chances of success are small. How do firms organize to take these decisions? What kind of management skills are necessary to take them? What kind of tools and methods are deployed to sustain managerial decision-making in highly volatile environments? These are the central questions on which this course focuses, relying on a combination of lectures, case-based discussion, and guest speakers.
Slides will be available on the Moodle page
Readings will be available on the Moodle page
Voraussetzungen / Besonderes
The course content and methods are designed for students with some background in management and/or economics
Konzepte und Theorien
Verfahren und Technologien
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