Course 2015-2016 a.y.

30154 - TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT


BIEMF - CLEF - CLES-BESS
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


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

BIEMF (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
ANDREA FOSFURI

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


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.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

For attending students:

The final evaluation consists of:

  •  a written final exam that includes open-ended questions and multiple-choice questions.
  •  Class participation and team assignments.
For non attending students:

The final evaluation consists:

  • a written final exam that includes open-ended questions and multiple-choice questions. The multiple-choice questions will cover all chapters of the textbook.

Textbooks

For attending students:

  • Class material and cases complemented by some chapters from:
  • M.A. SCHILLING, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation. McGraw-Hill, 2013 ,4th Edition. Excluded: Ch5, 12, 13.

For non attending students:

  • Class material and cases available on e-learning.
  • M.A. SCHILLING, Strategic Management of Technological Innovation. McGraw-Hill, 2013, 4th Edition . All chapters.
Last change 11/06/2015 10:33

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

Classes: 32 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 32: STEFANO BRESCHI


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.


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.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

For attending students:

The final evaluation consists of:

  • a written exam.
  • Class participation.
  • 5 multiple-choice tests performed in class.

For non attending students:
The final evaluation consists of a written exam (which includes two separate parts).


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, 2010 , Third 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, 2010, Third Edition, all chapters.
Last change 11/06/2015 10:39