Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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.
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.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
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