English   Danish

2014/2015  KAN-CCMVV4033U  CASES in Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology

English Title
CASES in Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Course period Autumn, Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Christer Karlsson - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Administrative contact Bente Kildemose Nielsen - bkn.om@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Management of Information and Knowledge Management
  • Organization
  • Corporate and Business Strategy
Last updated on 11-04-2014
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
Prerequisites for registering for the exam
Number of mandatory activities: 1
Compulsory assignments (assessed approved/not approved)
Half time individual or group (max 3 students) report
CASES in Strategic Management of Innovation and Technology:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral Exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Duration 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time With the listed preparation time: 20 Minutes
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below:
Textbook + own notes + computer without internet access
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure

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 or Stanford 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. Students prepare case analyses and then present them in plenary.
Further Information
This course is part of the minor in Process Management and Innovation

Changes in course schedule may occur
Tuesday 09.5013.20, week 44-50
Tuesday 09.50-14.15, week 51
Expected literature

Book with many articles and cases:

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

Last updated on 11-04-2014