Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Technology & innovation strategy

MGT-414

Enseignant(s) :

Younge Kenneth

Langue:

English

Summary

Students will learn core concepts that can make innovation projects more successful and profitable, and to then apply those concepts to real business cases of known successes and failures with a focus on the economic and organizational conditions that advance technological innovation by firms.

Content

This course introduces the student to the economic foundations of strategic management, and builds on those concepts to analyze the drivers of technological change, the sources of innovation, the role of incentives, the economics of information, the protections of intellectual property, and the importance of network effects and economies of scale. Building on the core concepts, the course then examines the strategic tradeoffs made by innovating companies related to decision making under uncertainty, tolerance for failure, the development of firm-specific human capital, the development of corporate culture, the timing of first-mover advantages and disadvantages, financing decisions, and alternative modes of competition and cooperation, including technology alliances, joint ventures, and corporate venture capital.

Accordingly, the course objectives are three fold: (1) to develop an understanding of how innovations emerge and gain adoption in the marketplace; (2) to gain insights into how firms can transform themselves into effective innovators; and (3) to evaluate strategies and structures that enhance venture success. The course is particularly applicable for students interested in working for, or learning about, technology-oriented companies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Assessment methods

Continuous control combining:

20% Class participation (individual)

20% Consulting report (individual)

10% Innovation report (individual)

20% Case analysis (group)

10% Midterm exam (during class)

20% Final exam (during exam period)

 

Resources

Bibliography

A reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course.

A case packet will be made available online for purchase.

 

Prerequisite for

MGT-411 Innovation Management

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10  ODY016  
10-11    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand