Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. INNN01 overlaps following cours/es: INN001 and INN010. Optional for: F4, I4ai, I4, M4. Course coordinator: CIRCLE. Prerequisites: MIO012/MIOA01 Managerial Economics and MIO022 Strategic management. Assessment: The grade is based on: Case presentations and case discussins (20 %), project work (30 %), and a written exam (50 %). For case presentations- and discussions and project work the students can recieve the grades pass or not pass, if he or she gets the grade not pass a supplementary assignment. The wirtten exam is the base for the individual grade. Parts: 3.

The course Innovation Management aims (1) to provide students with fundamental knowledge of the phenomenon of innovation and innovation processes from the perspective of firms and organizations, and (2) to enable students to use basic theoretical and practical tools to understand and handle real-world innovation processes; technology development and innovation strategy, such as strategies for product development (goods and services).

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

For a passing grade the student must have an understanding for and be able to discuss:

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

When global competition increases and product life cycles are shortened, companies must, especially in high-tech sectors, stay competitive to survive. The course focuses on the challenges companies are facing as they seek to manage innovation and translate technological, market related, economic, institutional or organizational opportunities into competitive advantage in the innovation of products (goods and services) and processes. In order to face such challenges the firm needs a solid understanding of the dynamic character of the innovation process and competence to analyze which resources the company needs, and how to mobilize those resources. Sustainable innovation is only possible if the company develop routines for innovation work, such as business intelligence. The course will give the students practical knowledge about how to use different tools in the learning organization.

Westland, J. C. Global Innovation Management. Palgrave Macmillan. 2008. 978-0-230-52491-0


Code: 0111. Name: Written Examination.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH.

Code: 0211. Name: Case Discussions.
Higher education credits: 0,5. Grading scale: UG.

Code: 0311. Name: Project.
Higher education credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG.