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Advanced Technology and Innovation Management

Module WI000026

This Module is offered by Chair of Technology and Innovation Management (founded by Dr. Theo Schoeller) (Prof. Henkel).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2021WS 2020/1WS 2018/9WS 2015/6WS 2011/2

Basic Information

WI000026 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
180 h 60 h 6 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Advanced Technology and Innovation Management addresses aspects and topics concerning the organisation of the innovation process, such as organizing and managing innovation, open and distributed innovation, and innovation strategy. The module consists of five blocks with the topics: (1) Innovation and Markets, (2) Open Innovation, (3) Organizing for Innovation, (4) Managing Innovation, (5) Profiting from Innovation and Innovation Strategy. The individual lectures cover topics such as: Determinants of Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Corporate Venture Capital, Innovation Culture, and IP Protection.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module students will be able to analyze the innovation process within the firm. Students will be able to decide where R&D cooperation is necessary and how corporate culture and incentive systems can motivate employees to be innovative. Students have reached an in-depth understanding of core theoretical concepts and are able to apply these concepts to real-life examples.


Technology and Innovation Management: Introduction or similar introductory lecture on innovation management

Note for exchange students: For students with an economic background this subject counts as a bachelor level course. For students with a natural science background, this subject counts as a master level course.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 4 Advanced Technology and Innovation Management (WI000026) Förster, S. Henkel, J. Mon, 11:30–13:00, virtuell
Tue, 11:30–13:00, virtuell

Learning and Teaching Methods

The module consists of a lecture. Presentation by lecturer, case study discussions between students and lecturer, student presentations with discussion. During the module students work in-depth with the relevant literature and core theoretical concepts. Students have the possibility to apply the concepts discussed in class during the in-class case study discussion and in their voluntary presentation.


PowerPoint, film excerpts


Afuah, A., & Afuah, A. (2003). Innovation management: strategies, implementation and profits.
Dodgson, M., Gann, D. M., & Salter, A. (2008). The management of technological innovation: strategy and practice. Oxford University Press on Demand.
More relevant literature is made available for students during the course of the module.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The grade results from a two-hour closed book exam. During the exam students l demonstrate that they understand theoretical concepts and core literature within innovation management. They show that they can analyze and evaluate innovation processes. In addition, students may participate in voluntary group presentations to improve their overall grade by 0,2/0,3. With the additional presentation (10 minutes) students show that they are able to apply theoretical concepts to real-life examples.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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