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Course 2015-2016 a.y.

30209 - MANAGEMENT OF COMPETITION AND INNOVATION IN HIGH-TECH


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

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEAM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEF (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEACC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLES-BESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - BIEMF (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
BORIS DURISIN

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: BORIS DURISIN


Course Objectives

The Management of Competition and Innovation course provides a framework and strategic tools to better understand the issues surrounding competition in knowledge creation and innovation. The main focus is on the acquisition of a set of powerful analytical tools that are critical for the development of a strategy in high-technology sectors. High-technology industries exhibit specific characteristics that require particular approaches to cope with their dynamics. Among others, competitive dynamics of sectors such as streaming media, digital music, home video gaming, disk drives, wireless service providers, and mobile television are discussed. These tools can provide the framework for insightful planning when deciding which technologies to invest in, how to structure those investments and how to anticipate and respond to the conduct of a variety of economic actors. Guest lectures and a variety of company examples provide evidence on how firms have succeeded in out-innovating their competition and successfully established themselves as dominant players.


Course Content Summary
  • Coping with the uncertainty and ambiguity of high-tech sectors: Understanding knowledge creation, knowledge conversion, and innovation
  • Innovation and the dynamics of high-tech sectors: Enabling knowledge creation and conversion within the firm
  • Competition and the dynamics of high-tech sectors: Patterns of change in technologies and markets.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Attending students:
The final evaluation consists of:
  • Written exam, based on class content, handouts, and discussion;
  • Group assignment: group work: final paper;
  • Group assignment: review and presentation;
  • Participation and presentation and guest lecture attendance.
Exam material for attending students:
  • Personal Class Notes
  • Material handout
  • Group assignment

Non-attending students:
  • The final evaluation consists of a written exam.

Textbooks

For Attending students:
  • D.J. TEECE, Competing Through Innovation: Technology Strategy and Antitrust Policies, Cheltham, UK, Edward Elgar Pub.
  • 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.J. TEECE, Competing Through Innovation: Technology Strategy and Antitrust Policies, Cheltham, UK, Edward Elgar Pub. (all chapters and appendices);
  • D.B. YOFFIE, M.A. CUSUMANO, Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs, New York, Harper Business (all chapters).
  • G. VON KROGH, I. ICHIJO, I. NONAKA, Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge, New York, Oxford University Press (all chapters).
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