Innovation and New Product Development

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Innovation and New Product Development

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Two of (MART 201, MART 202, MART 203) or two of (MART 201, MART 210, MART 211, MART 212)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    The theory and practice of market-led innovation and new product development from idea generation through to the product launch and post-launch evaluation.

    Learning Outcomes
    Innovation and new product development are critical to the success of organisations and nations alike. In increasingly dynamic environments, being first to market with innovative goods or services is essential. The interplay between creative, market and technical requirements is an extremely complex process, whether the innovation is new to the world or an incremental development of existing products. Specific outcomes of this paper are to:
    -Develop familiarity with models of innovation and the marketing and technology interface
    -Understand the importance of new product development to firm performance
    -Learn methods of generating, evaluating and testing product ideas
    -Identify relevant components and plan a product launch
    -Learn methods of evaluating and monitoring the success of a launch

    Textbook: Crawford, C.M. and DiBenedetto, A. (2014). New Products Management, 11th edition Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill Series in Marketing.

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