Fiches de cours

Technology & innovation strategy

MGT-414

Enseignant(s) :

Younge Kenneth

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

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.

Assessment methods

15%     Class Participation    Individual        Participation is tracked each session

15%     Midterm Exam         Individual        Exam is given in a regular class session

15%     Individual Report     Individual        Due before the start of the final exam

15%     Team Project           Team              Due before the start of the final exam

40%     Final Exam               Individual       Exam is given in a regular class session

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

    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Technology & innovation strategy
    • Nombre de places
      60
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Technology & innovation strategy
    • Nombre de places
      60
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Gestion de l'énergie et durabilité, 2019-2020, Master semestre 1
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Technology & innovation strategy
    • Nombre de places
      60
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Gestion de l'énergie et durabilité, 2019-2020, Master semestre 3
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Technology & innovation strategy
    • Nombre de places
      60
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Technology & innovation strategy
    • Nombre de places
      60
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Technology & innovation strategy
    • Nombre de places
      60
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
    • Semestre
       Automne
    • Forme de l'examen
       Pendant le semestre
    • Crédits
      4
    • Matière examinée
      Technology & innovation strategy
    • Nombre de places
      60
    • Cours
      3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10  ODY016  
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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