New Product Dev. & Innovation Studies

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    New Product Dev. & Innovation Studies

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Business, Entrepreneurial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Innovation is the engine of growth for most organisations. New technology, more discerning customers, global markets and shortening product life cycles all conspire to make innovation the most important activity in commercial organisations. This module gives students a thorough introduction to the concept of innovation and New Product Development. We look at how firms accumulate knowledge and utilise this to develop business opportunities. We examine how organisations manage research and development (R&D), including the main activities performed by R&D departments and the issue of project selection and evaluation. We explore the process of developing new products and examine many of the new product management issues faced by organisations, in particular the role of market research in developing successful new products and services. The course also includes a multi-disciplinary project whereby students will bring a product from its design phase to rollout as a commercial commodity. Students will have the opportunity to integrate aspects of other modules with the specific concepts examined within this module.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe and discuss the concept of innovation management
    2. recognise and appraise the role of knowledge and technology management in developing new products
    3. identify and illustrate the complex role that market research plays in New Product Development.
    4. describe and critically evaluate the new product development process
    5. Understand the innovation value chain and be able to recognise how companies can strengthen their capacity to innovate