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Computing

Innovation and Technology Management (T)

  • Class 30
  • Practice 0
  • Independent work 30
Total 60

Course title

Innovation and Technology Management (T)

Lecture type

Elective

Course code

183468

Semester

6

ECTS

2

Lecturers and associates

Course objectives

Discovery; invention; innovation.
Innovation: innovation models; open and closed approaches.
Disruptive innovation; competitive dynamics of technological discontinuity.
New product/service introduction.
New product/service introduction.
Developing new technologies: technology management processes; intellectual property rights; valuation.
Scenario planning; technology roadmapping.
Midterm exam.
Strategy in new economy: Porter's five competitive forces; strategy in network economy; strategy in hi-tech companies.
Strategy in new economy: Porter's five competitive forces; strategy in network economy; strategy in hi-tech companies.
Resources for bringing technologies to market: "make" or "buy" decisions; partnerships.
Making money from new technologies: business models; investment.
Building competitive advantage on technology.
Disruptive innovation; competitive dynamics of technological discontinuity; Technology policy.
Final exam.

Required reading

(.), J. Fagerberg, D. C. Mowery, R. R. Nelson, The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, 2005,
(.), P. Trott, Innovation Management and New Product Development, Fifth Edidion, Prentice Hall, 2012,
(.), S. Conway, F. Steward, Managing and Shaping Innovation, Oxford University Press, 2009,
(.), M. E. Porter, Strategy and the Internet, Harvard Business Review, March 2001

Minimal learning outcomes

  • Distinguish among discovery, invention and innovation
  • Discuss different innovation models
  • Review the process of introduction of new products and services to the market
  • Discuss the process of new technology development
  • Interpret scenario plans and technology roadmaps
  • Apply Porters five competitive forces model to analyze strategies of network economy and high-tech companies
  • Distinguish among resources for bringing technology to market
  • Identify technology policy stakeholders and processes
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