Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Academic & research skills: In this course students learn to critically evaluate innovation management concepts from academic literature and popular management press.

    Bridging theory and practice: In this course, students gain theoretical understanding concerning:
    - innovation types and the external innovation environment including innovation trajectories, standards, platforms, and ecosystems
    - the development of innovation strategies and their operationalization in project selection, collaboration, and protection
    - the product development process and organizational conditions for innovation

    The course offers insight in the strategic importance of technological innovation for firms and society, recent developments in technology and innovation, and helps to develop skills to analyze real life cases.

    COURSE CONTENT
    This course focuses on the strategic management of technology and innovation. Innovation refers to the development and implementation of new products, services, processes and business models and many of those innovations are enabled by technological developments. Innovation is crucial for business organizations to stay competitive in ever changing markets. In this course, students learn to understand and apply basic theories behind the processes of technology-based innovation within organizations and their environments, the development of innovation strategies, and the organizational implementation of innovation strategies. Theoretical understanding is applied in a simulation game and real life cases focusing on managerial dilemmas in the management of innovation.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures Tutorials

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Individual assignment
    Group assignments
    Written exam

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