MST-30306 Technology, Innovation and Strategy


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Literature study
Practical extensively supervised18
Course coordinator(s)dr. WWME Schoenmakers
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. SWF Omta
dr. PTM Ingenbleek
dr. ir. LWA Klerkx
dr. S Broring
dr. WWME Schoenmakers
prof. dr. ir. JCM van Trijp
Examiner(s)prof. dr. SWF Omta

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

MST-21306 Advanced Management and Marketing

Continuation courses:

Advanced course in management studies


The objective of the course is to provide students with a sound theoretical basis concerning the management and organization of the innovation process, within organizations while focusing on the intertwined relationship between technological and social factors.
The course will consist of a number of lecture sessions. During which capita selecta of Innovation Technology and Strategy will be presented and discussed by university staff department and some outside experts from different disciplines and backgrounds. All sessions will be interactive and students are expected to be well prepared and to participate actively in the discussions and presentations. A critical and participative attitude is required. Next to the lectures participants are expected to work in teams of three and write a scientific paper about innovation. Chair group staff will be available for consultancy and coaching.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course 'Technology, Innovations and Strategy' students should be able to
- describe and understand innovation as a management process as well as state the key issues in innovation management;
- to develop and describe a framework for innovation strategy, state different mechanism for the implementation of innovation strategy as well as outline different ways in which innovative organizations might be build;
- to apply the major concepts, models and theories regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of innovation strategies to business practice;
- to identify, analyze and assess business problems and challenges regarding innovation, technology and strategy and be able to provide a meaningful contribution to the solution of those problems.


Scientific research assignments for groups. Lectures on technology, innovation and strategy and tutorial with practical assignments in the field of innovation. Guest lecturers from various companies.


Written exam and assessment of assignments.


Smith, d. (2010). Exploring Innovation. 2nd Edition Mc Graw Hill. ISBN 13978-0-712123-5.

Restricted Optional for: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScA: Management Studies5MO
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