MEM 420: Organizing for Innovation

Quarter Offered

Spring ; Matson


This course is designed to provide managers with a mix of approaches and techniques to manage technological innovation and change within their organizations. The course is divided into three modules. The first module examines how managers can design teams and organizations to promote innovation. The second module focuses on strategies and structures that encourage and impede effective product development. The third module explores practices that managers can use to implement new technologies and drive organizational change. In each of these modules, we will draw on hard evidence from empirical research about what works and what doesn't. We will also use case studies and student generated content to critically analyze factors for effective technology management.

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