Checking date: 11/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Advanced topics in Innovation Strategy
Study: Master in Management (262)

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Innovation Management
Specific learning objectives: To know how to manage the role of technological innovation in building a company's competitive advantage. To understand the main challenges of investing in technological innovation in companies. To identify the key elements in the business strategy for the protection of intellectual property. To identify the relevant variables in organizational management that affect the productivity of R&D investment in a company. To understand the challenges of managing creativity in the R&D workforce. To understand the role of external knowledge in the R&D strategy and the challenges it entails To be able to understand the impact of technology in the workplace.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The contents included in this subject can be summarized in the following points: 1. Introduction: Key issues in the innovation strategy at firms 2. Appropriating benefits from innovation: legal and strategic mechanisms 3. R&D collaboration 4. The management of external knowledge 5. The internal organization of innovation activities: the management of creativity 6. Current trends: the impact of artificial intelligence
Learning activities and methodology
TEACHING ACTIVITIES BY MATTER AF1 Lecture AF2 Practice/Case AF3 Lecture-plus-practice AF5 Tutorial AF6 Group work AF7 Students' individual work Activity Code Total Hours Classroom Hours % Student Classroom AF1 28 28 100% AF2 28 28 100% AF3 28 28 100% AF5 12 12 100% AF6 84 0 0% AF7 120 0 0% TOTAL MATTER 300 96 TEACHING METHODOLOGIES BY MATTER MD1: Lecture in class by the professor aided by computer and audiovisual tools, in which the course¿s main concepts will be developed, and the main literature will be provided. MD2: Critical reading of the texts recommended by the course¿s professor: press articles, reports, manuals and/or academic articles, for their discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the lessons of the course. MD3: Resolution of cases, problems, etc, provided by the professor, individually or in group. MD4: Exposition and discussion in class, moderated by the professor, on topics regarding the contents of the course, as well as practical cases. MD5: Making of works and reports individually or in group.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Tidd, J. & Bessant, J. . Managing innovation: Integrating Technological, market and organizational change. John Wiley & Sons . 2009 (4th edition)
Additional Bibliography
  • Narayanan, V. K.. Managing technology and innovation for competitive advantage. Prentice Hall. 2001
  • Schilling, Melissa A. . Strategic management of technological innovation. McGraw-Hill. 2017 (5th edition)

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.