This course will introduce some of the major theoretical threads and controversies in the broad field of innovation. During the first part of the course, the emphasis will be on the evolution of innovation studies. The final part of the course will focus on one of the directions in which those studies have evolved: the field of managerial cognition.
Students will learn about various perspectives, examine different methodologies, explore some original empirical research, make connections between theory and empirical research, and practice reviewing and identifying insight in research.
1) Be able to display some knowledge on a few major theoretical streams in the area. 2) Be familiar with the methods, issues and current gaps in the area. 3) Have practiced skills in finding insight and reviewing the literature. 4) Have practiced skills in defining research problems and proposing empirical research in this area.
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