Product Development and Innovation Management (TEIO02), 12 ECTS credits
Schedule block 2, period ht 1-2 (August-December)
Welcome to the course Product Development and Innovation Management.
Please note that the course is administrated via it's learning and that the documents found on this page are not necessarily up to date. For examination purposes, you should only use information provided via it's learning or directly by your teacher!
Course aim and learning outcomes
The course aims at preparing the participants for line and project management positions within technology and product development. When they have passed the course, they should be able to:
- evaluate and discuss the usefulness of academic literature in the field of product development in relation to empirical examples;
- analyse examples of industrial product development and innovation processes on the basis of established theoretical perspectives and models;
- account for, and on the basis of empirical examples discuss, theories about important organisational prerequisites for a successful product development;
- account for, and on the basis of empirical examples discuss, models of industry and technology dynamics; and
- discuss the interrelationship between on the one hand industry/technology dynamics and on the other hand firm-level innovation processes and technology strategies, in relation to empirical examples.
For students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered (DPU, I, Ii, INN): Three years of completed university studies with an engineering major
Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.
Course contents and organisation
Technology-based development is a central theme in the course. Technological development and its connection to organisation and management is studied both on an industry level, in terms of how technology-based industries change over time, and on a company level, i.e. how technology-based businesses are organised and how technology and product development activities are managed within the firm.
The course is divided into five themes:
- Managing innovation within firms
- Product development processes
- Managing technology and knowledge
- Product and brand strategy
- Technology and industry dynamics
Each theme starts with a lecture introducing the theme and a corresponding group assignment. After that, a number of lectures on theme-relevant topics follow. In parallel, students work independently with the related group assignment.
Trott, P.: Innovation Management and New Product Development, Prentice Hall (latest edition).
The book is complemented by a selection of scientific papers.
UPG1 Individual written assignment 6 ECTS credits
UPG2 Group assignment(s) (written and oral reporting) 6 ECTS credits
A pass grade is required on all assignments in order to pass the course. The course grade is a synthesis of the grades on all assignments. Students are allowed one attempt to revise fail grades on each assignment within the course. It is not allowed to revise assignments to get a higher grade than 3. Grading will be done according to the Swedish grading scale (fail, 3,4,5). Foreign students will also receive an ECTS grade.
Department of Management and Engineering
Division of Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Building A, entrance 17-19.
Main course staff
- 120820: The information on the page has been updated for 2012. A preliminary version of the course information document is available, but only for information purposes. A new version will be distributed at the course introduction on Monday 3 September at 10-12 in room P42 in the C building.
- 120319: The information on the page is for 2011, but no major changes are planned for 2012. There will probably be some revisions of literature lists etc., though.
- 120107: The course 2011 is finished and all grades reported.
- 110622: A preliminary schedule for 2011 has been uploaded and the literature list has been updated.
- 110616: The web page has been updated.
- 110110: The 2010 course is finished and all grades reported.
- 100826: A first version of the course information document for 2010 is now available, together with an updated schedule. Please note, however, that the course is administred via it's learning and no material presented on this page is, thus, formally valid in the course.
- 100623: A preliminary course schedule is now available.
- 090811: The course page is now updated for 2009, except for the Course information document that is not completed yet.
- 090603: The course page for this course has not yet been updated for 2009 year's course. Please feel free to browse the pages, but remember that there may be changes in course contents etc.
Last updated: 2012-08-20