MGT-414 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Fernandes Rodrigues Alves Marlon

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Special schedule. See the MTE website: https://go.epfl.ch/mte


Summary

This course focuses on the economic and organizational conditions that shape technological innovation by firms. The intent is for students to learn core concepts that can make innovation initiatives within a firm more successful, and to then apply those concepts to real business problems and cases.

Content

Keywords

Technology

Innovation

Strategy

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain core concepts for technology and innovation strategy
  • Transpose concepts to real-world context
  • Take into consideration ambiguity and uncertainty in a strategic analysis

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Keep appropriate documentation for group meetings.
  • Resolve conflicts in ways that are productive for the task and the people concerned.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Teaching methods

The course will be taught through readings, lectures, discussions, individual research, group-organized research, and group presentations. We will analyze real companies in often fast changing environments. Students will be placed in the role of a key decision maker and asked to address issues related to the management of technical and innovative products and services for that firm.

Expected student activities

  • Attending lectures
  • Working in group
  • Reading written material
  • Preparing case studies
  • Debating/arguing

Assessment methods

  • Class participation (submission of cases): 25%
  • Project (slide deck + presentation in class): 25%
  • Writing of final essay: 50%

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

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

Prerequisite for

MGT-411 Innovation Management

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Technology & innovation strategy
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Technology & innovation strategy
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Technology & innovation strategy
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Technology & innovation strategy
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Technology & innovation strategy
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

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