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2010/2011  KAN-CM_J29  CASES in Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology

English Title
CASES in Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Autumn . Second Quarter
Pending schedule: Week 43: Thursday 09.50-11.30 Week: 44-48: Friday 12.35-17.00 Week 49: Friday 13.30-16.05
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course Coordinator
Christer Karlsson
Main Category of the Course
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Organization
  • Management

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The student will after the course:
• Understand the strategic management of core competencies of value adding processes
• Be able to identify different managerial challenges related to those
• Be trained in analyzing complex problematic situations
• Be trained in developing, assessing and comparing different patterns of action
• Be skilled in applying different management technologies and be able to explain the concepts, their objectives, and application in practice
• Be trained in arguing for best appropriate proposed managerial action
Individual oral examination
Exam Period Winter Term
Individual oral examination on all material covered in the course, based on a 3 - 5 pages written synopsis, which is to be handed in 10 days prior to first exam date. The content of the synopsis is chosen by the student but is supposed to be a cross cases analysis. It is not graded but serves as a starting point for the discussion. Duration including marking: 20 minutes.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

Strategic management of Innovation and Technology is about understanding what creates competitive advantages through building unique competencies. A certain strength is the one of innovative capability, but also the management of technological development. Technology is the knowledge area (logy) of techniques of products, services and processes, how to create them and how to manage them, not to be misunderstood as technique. Important areas that are covered in the course are Technology as knowledge of Products/Services and processes, Patterns of Industrial Innovation, Developing the Innovative Capabilities and core competencies, Sourcing and transfer of knowledge, Venturing processes, Systems for Innovation, Managing from Research to development, Organizing and utilizing global resources, Development strategy; Organizing and Leading teams, Developing the Learning Organization.

The course's development of personal competences:

The students will develop their competences in acting as managers and management consultants. They will have to analyze complex situations based on complex but limited data, sort out what is more and less relevant, apply what they get from literature, develop alternative ways of action, make choices, recommendations and propose action. The course aims at training skills for line managers and management consultants.

Please be aware that this course is also part of a minor in Process and Innovation Management.

Teaching Methods
The format of this course is case based learning, often understood as the Harvard Business School style. Theory is introduced by scientific articles and students will have to prepare case based sessions. The teacher acts as a facilitator of a range of alternative processes although with a well planned learning objective and outcome.

Book with many articles and cases:

· Burgelman, R. et al: Strategic Management of Innovation & Technology, 4th edition, 2008