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Innovation Management in Practice


Units: 6


Innovation has been described as "the intersection of invention and insight, leading to the creation of social and economic value." Companies increasingly rely on innovation to establish and drive their success. Public policy makers see innovation as a critical driver for economic development. This course is an opportunity to learn about innovation management from those in the front lines. How are innovation opportunities identified? What are the challenges to realizing these opportunities, and how can the challenges be addressed? What roles are played by processes, technologies and the business environment, as well as by individuals in organizations? This course will feature speakers who drive innovation in a variety of settings, paired with readings from the innovation literature that will help frame the presentations and discussion.