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Course 2016-2017 a.y.

30154 - TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT


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

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


Course Objectives
Technological innovation is increasingly the source of sustainable competitive advantage for firms around the world. This course enables students to develop an understanding of analytic frameworks for managing the innovation process. In particular, students are able to examine the patterns and sources of technological change and the mechanisms for capturing the economic benefits from innovation as well as to identify the strategic and organizational challenges involved in managing technological innovation.
Students develop the ability to design innovation strategies that can successfully take advantage of innovation opportunities. They also learn how to evaluate different options, formulate and develop strategy and assess and resolve managerial challenges.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
  • What is innovation and why is it important? Sources, types and patterns of innovation.
  • Innovation diffusion.
  • Technology standards.
  • Protecting innovation.
  • Organizing for innovation.
  • The management of R&D.
  • Managing technogical discontinuity.
  • Profiting from innovation.
  • Markets for technology.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students:
The final evaluation consists of:
  • a written exam (which includes essay questions and multiple-choice questions);
  • class partecipation;
  • team assignments
For non attending students:
The final evaluation consists of a written exam (which includes essay questions and multiple-choice questions).

Textbooks
For attending students:
  • Class material and cases complemented by some chapters from:
  • M.A. SCHILLING, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, McGraw-Hill International Edition, 2013, Fourth Edition. 
For non attending students:
  • Class material and cases available on e-learning.
  • M.A. SCHILLING, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, McGraw-Hill International Edition, 2013, Fourth Edition, (all chapters).
Last change 21/03/2016 12:31