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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Strategic Innovation: Managing Innovation Initiatives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

Overview

You may have noticed that what is new often behaves differently than what has become accepted over time whether it is in a market, technology, or with people and firms. This course helps you develop a perspective on managing innovation. That is, you will build your capability to lead and design your organization in effectively implementing innovation initiatives and achieving their strategic intent.

To do this, you will learn a set of frameworks, tools, and concepts that can help you address several important challenges in managing innovation. The first challenge is in regards to how to successfully implement innovation efforts within established firms and alongside established businesses. You then investigate the particulars of managing innovation when disruptive technologies are involved. Other topics include leadership of new product development teams, planning and evaluation of innovation initiatives, and management of innovation across organizational boundaries, as happens with alliances or virtual firms.

You will be able to:

- Analyze innovations and their impact on organizations
- Articulate a research-informed perspective on innovation
- Utilize frameworks, tools, and concepts to address challenges that arise in innovation

This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at https://degrees.giesbusiness.illinois.edu/idegrees/.

Syllabus

  • Course Orientation
    • You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.
  • MODULE 1: Managing Innovation
  • MODULE 2: Understanding & Responding to Different Types of Innovations
  • Module 3: Teams and Innovation
  • Module 4: Planning & Evaluation & Innovation Across Organizations

Taught by

Raj Echambadi

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