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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

30154 - TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31 - 32 - 33 - 34

CLEF (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BESS-CLES (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - WBB (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BIEF (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BIEM (6 credits - I/II sem. - OBS  |  SECS-P/08) - BIG (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BEMACS (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
ANDREA FOSFURI

Classes: 31 (I sem.) - 32 (I sem.) - 33 (I sem.) - 34 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: THORSTEN GROHSJEAN, Class 32: THORSTEN GROHSJEAN, Class 33: STEFANO BRESCHI, Class 34: ANDREA FOSFURI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The mission of the course is to equip students with the tools and the knowledge required to understand, analyze and manage the creation, development and exploitation of innovation within companies.

CONTENT SUMMARY

PART ONE: Industry Dynamics of Technological Innovation:

  • Sources of innovation
  • Types and patterns of innovation.
  • S-curves and diffusion of innovation.
  • Standards battles.

 

PART TWO: Formulating Technological Innovation Strategy:

  • Selecting innovation projects.
  • Managing the R&D portfolio.
  • Profiting from innovation.
  • Protecting innovation.

 

PART THREE: Implementing Technological Innovation Strategy:

  • Organizing for innovation.
  • Managing new product development teams.
  • Managing the new product development process.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Master the core concepts and ideas concerning innovation.
  • Learn about project selection, collaboration strategies, and strategies for protecting the firm’s intellectual property.
  • Understand the role of organizational structure and new product development teams.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Interpret the technological environment and identify meaningful trends.
  • Make decisions about innovation and technology.
  • Craft a firm’s strategic direction and formulating its innovation strategy.
  • Understand how a firm’s organizational structure affects its ability to innovate and to profit from innovation.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS
  • Face-to-face lectures.
  • Case discussion: the class collectively analyzes a relevant case that the instructor has distributed upfront.
  • Team assignment: students work in team to solve some business cases related to innovation and technology.
  • Idea presentation: teams works in developing innovative ideas and present them in class.

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Final exam:

    • Essay Questions
    • Multiple-Choice Questions

    Extra points:

    • Team assignments.
    • Class participations.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Final exam:

    • Essay Questions 
    • Multiple-Choice Questions

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • M.A. SCHILLING, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, McGraw-Hill, 5th edition. 
    • Cases, readings, slides, and other material available through Bboard.
    Last change 19/06/2018 07:58