What is the course about?
The aim of this course is to provide students with theoretical and applied knowledge on the economics and management of innovation. Combining real cases, interviews with international experts, and traditional lectures, the course addresses the economic, strategic, organizational, and operational dimensions of innovation. The course also examines the challenge to building and maintaining an innovative organization, and how individuals can successfully innovate in organizations.
Innovation affects private and social lives; it challenges the status quo... innovation involves the creation of novelty of the old and therefore requires new lenses, new eyes to 'rethink the box' and not as the adage goes: think outside the box.
Who is this course for?
This course is open to anyone interested in the subject.
What do I need to know?
No prior knowledge is needed for this course, participants should only come equipped with natural curiosity.
What will I learn?
After attending the course, students will
(a) have a clear understanding of the role and challenges of innovation across sectors and countries;
(b) know about tools to manage technology and innovation in dynamic markets;
(c) be able to identify core problems that may impede innovative performance;
(d) understand the features that make teams innovative.
Chapter 1: Defining Innovation
Chapter 2: Understanding Technological Innovation
Chapter 3: Patterns of Technological Innovation
Chapter 4: Managing the innovation process
Chapter 5: Open innovation
Chapter 6: Market and Innovation
Chapter 7: Disruptive innovation
Chapter 8: Ambidextrous organization
Chapter 9: Organizing Innovation
Chapter 10: Context of innovation
Chapter 11: Globalization of innovation
Prof Andrea Prencipe
Deputy Rector of LUISS Guido Carli University
Full Professor of Organisation and Innovation at LUISS University (I) and a Visiting Professor at Rotterdam School of Management (NL) and holds an International Chair in Organisation at BI Norwegian School of Management (N).
He has held academic positions at SPRU, INSEAD, and University G. d’Annunzio. He has been a Visiting Professor (2010-2013) at Imperial College Business School (UK) and an Honorary Professor (2006-2012) at SPRU (University of Sussex, UK).
Professor Prencipe is an expert on innovation issues in firms, including strategic management of technological and organizational innovation; organizational learning in project-based organizations; implications of modularity on the division and coordination of labor; social capital and innovation processes. He has published articles on this subject in management journals – e.g. Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science – as well as in major innovation journals – e.g. Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.
See full profile here: http://docenti.luiss.it/prencipe