576-LTIN: Technology and Innovation
This course examines the processes of managing technology and innovation within organizations to improve organizational productivity involving human, capital, and operational resources. Learners will explore the critical role of technology-oriented product and process for internally generated innovations or those obtained externally through alliances, partnerships, or acquisitions. Such innovations can enhance organizational performance and can lead to increased productivity within organizations, departments, and strategic business/operating units in organizations of all kinds. The course will also introduce learners to the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm and its potential for generating ideas for innovations for organizations. Finally, this course addresses the importance of management support for introducing innovation to improve efficiencies within the work environment and to encourage a culture of co-creation that can lead to increased productivity.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- discuss the advantages of an integrated approach to managing technological innovation that is intended to improve productivity within an organization;
- explain the importance of corporate culture within an organization;
- explore structural organizational changes that may help to introduce innovations;
- assess the planning, implementation, evaluation, and control of managing technology innovation within an organization;
- discuss the potential of technology innovations to improve organizational productivity;
- explain the basic concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm and its potential for generating innovations.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Technology and Innovation in Organizations
- Lesson 2: Planning for innovations from Internal and External Sources
- Lesson 3: Implementing Innovations for Productivity Improvement
- Lesson 4: Evaluation and Control of Organizational Innovations
Students will be evaluated based on their participation in weekly online discussions (45%), weekly learning reflections (20%), and one case study/discussion assignment. (35%). To pass the course, students must achieve 60% or more on the weekly discussion component and 60% as a combined average on the other credit activities.