363-0389-00L  Technology and Innovation Management

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersS. Brusoni, A. Zeijen
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
363-0389-00 GTechnology and Innovation Management
The lecture takes place ONLINE via Zoom (recorded).
The lecturers will communicate the exact lesson times of ONLINE courses.
2 hrs
Mon14:00-16:00ON LI NE »
S. Brusoni, A. Zeijen

Catalogue data

AbstractThis course focuses on the analysis of innovation as a pervasive process that cut 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.
ObjectiveThis course intends to enable all students to:

- understand the core concepts necessary to analyze how innovation happens

- master the most common methods and tools organizations deploy to innovate

- develop the ability to critically evaluate the innovation process, and act upon the main obstacles to innovation
ContentThis 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, guest speakers, simulations and group work.
Lecture notesSlides will be available on the Moodle page
LiteratureReadings will be available on the Moodle page
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course content and methods are designed for students with some background in management and/or economics

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersS. Brusoni, A. Zeijen
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionA repetition date will be offered in the first two weeks of the semester immediately consecutive.
Additional information on mode of examinationComputer-based remote exam (open book).
There will be an optional interim examination during the lecture in the middle of the semester. The goal is to assess the students’ understanding of the concepts and readings covered during the first half of the course. It contributes 30% to the final grade, but only if it helps improve the final grade.
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.

Learning materials

 
Main linkAll slides and readings will be available in the moodle
Only public learning materials are listed.

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

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