The aim of this course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge on the dynamics and governance of technology, and the management of innovation in organizations.
The course is organized in interactive half-day workshops (attendance obligatory). During the first hour of each workshop, the main theoretical concepts and implications of the topic will be introduced. Topics to be addressed are: 1) Technological development and innovation as social processes; 2) Organizing for continuous innovation; 3) Organizing for discontinuous innovation; 4) Innovation and collaboration; 5) Innovation systems; 6) Innovation policy.
Subsequently, papers will be presented and discussed. Based on specific assignments, students will play an active role in the presentation and critical assessment of these papers.
Innovation management; technology dynamics; governance of innovation.
- Written exam (open questions; closed book, 100 %).
- Group assignments. These should be sufficient. Bonus points can be earned for excellent assignments.
Contribution to the programme learning goals
This course provides core knowledge for students in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship track. It contributes to the development of academic competences, in particular the analysis of theories and models related to complex organizational problems, and to the development of generic competences, in particular collecting, assessing and analysing information, and presenting orally and in writing.
Knowledge integration with other courses
This course extends and deepens knowledge from Management and Organization of Technological Innovation. The course is complementary to International Entrepreneurship.