Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.
The objectives of this course is to make students aware of the opportunities and threats of developing innovations within established and entrepreneurial companies, to make them acquainted with theoretical concepts and models relevant for these subjects and to train their academic skills necessary for recognizing, analyzing and managing innovation problems that emerge in practice from a theoretical perspective.
After finishing the course, the students:
- have advanced knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and challenges of Science and Innovation from a firm perspective acting in society at large;
- have the ability to apply knowledge and research methods, and problem-solving abilities in broader contexts related to the dynamics and challenges of Innovation Sciences in a creative and independent way;
- have insight into the complex interactions between science, innovative technology, firms, industries and society at large, and are able to reflect critically upon the role of science and technology in firms, industries and society at large;
- have professional and academic skills, in particular in relation to the dynamics and challenges in Innovation Sciences;
- are able to communicate conclusions, as well as the knowledge, reasons and considerations underlying these conclusions, to an audience of specialists and non-specialists.
Technology-related venturing comprises activities of organizational entities (within established firms or start-ups), which are focused on developing and launching new, better and/or cheaper products, services or processes based on new technological insights into and knowledge of emerging and disruptive technologies from different areas. Ventures engaged in innovation will, however, face many problems arising in practice, which they have to deal with: lacking resources and complementary assets; lacking dynamic capabilities; the prevailing appropriation regime; the emergence of a dominant design and standardization; assessment of user needs and customer value; and competition. In this course, these problems are studied in further details with respect to their causes, possible solutions and management. Additionally, cases from various technological fields such as pharmaceuticals, clean technology and information technology will be analysed in order to provide students with the academic skills to apply theoretical knowledge for the solution of innovation problems encountered in practice by established as well as entrepreneurial firms.|
This course is an entry requirement for:
- Master’s Thesis IS (GEO4-2239X)
- Consultancy Project IS (GEO4-2252)
The course may act as a requirement for the university wide Annotation ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Innovation’.
Academic and professional skills: Concise writing, valuing literature, argumentation and reasoning, and reflection on science and society & Giving feedback and learning to work independently.
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
|Basics in Innovation and Technology Management|
Bronnen van zelfstudie
|Self-study of recommended additional resources|
|Schilling, M. (2013). Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, McGraw-Hill.|
Tidd, J. and Bessant, J. (2013). Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons.
|List of scientific articles (see course manual)|
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenSee course manual
Bijdrage aan groepswerkSee course manual
BeoordelingWritten exam (40%), Workshop: paper on the group assignment, presentation (50%) and participation in group meetings (10%).