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Spring 2013-2014
* EGR 437  

Innovation Process Leadership

Karl H. Zaininger

In today's hypercompetitive global marketplace, innovation is the lifeblood of any business enterprise. This practical course covers the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship and leadership in the management of the technological innovation process: from strategy formulation, idea and inventiondevelopment, through business plan preparation, design, and decision making to commercialization, critical success factors, process optimization and corporate agility. It explains the basic practices required to become a technology-savvy leaders in a complex technological society.

Sample reading list:
W.L. Miller and L.Morris, Fourth Generation R&D
M.L.Patterson, Accelerating Innovation
T. Davila, M.J. Epstein, R. Shelton, Making Innovation Work

Reading/Writing assignments:
Preparation for each class requires the reading of the assigned PPT slides and assigned articles (~50 pages per week) - all timely posted on Blackboard.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Understanding of the basic principles of science, engineering, technology and business. A keen interest in the role that creativity, ingenuity, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership and discipline play in the generation of new ideas/concepts and their transformation into successful products and/or services that can be commercialized..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43164 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled