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Course 2017-2018 a.y.

20455 - TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION STRATEGY - MODULE I (TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT)


EMIT
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 22

EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
PAOLA ZANELLA

Classes: 22 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 22: PAOLA ZANELLA


Course Objectives

This course develops students' understanding of how firms use technology and innovation to position themselves strategically, from the perspective of a Director of Business Development. For this purpose, we rely also on real business cases, dealing with firms which have faced the challenges of managing innovation and technology strategy.
In part 1 we begin with an understanding innovating firms and of how technological systems evolve, with particular emphasis on platforms and ecosystems.
In part 2 we explore the different ways through which firms manage innovation and which organizational structures are best suited to foster or hamper innovation.

In part 3 we conclude by covering some emergent hot topics in the strategic management of innovation and technology.


Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary
  • Part 1. Fundamentals of Technology Strategy and Innovation Management.
  • Part 2. Building the Innovating Organization.
  • Part 3. Emerging Themes and Industries.


Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
For attending students
A written exam evaluates students' overall understanding of the topics.
The final grade is computed as follows:
  • Class participation (20%).
  • Project (20%)
  • Final written exam (60%).
For non attending students
Written exam based on the material for non-attending students.

Textbooks
For Attending students
  • P. ZANELLA, Cases and Readings on Technology and Innovation Strategy, Egea, 2016.
  • Handouts distributed throughout the course.
  • D.B. YOFFIE, M.A. CUSUMANO, Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs, New York, Harper Business.

For non attending students
  • D.B. YOFFIE, M.A. CUSUMANO, Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove and Steve Jobs, New York, Harper Business.
  • S. SHANE, Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs, Prentice Hall.
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