Technical University of Denmark
Dr. Jason Li-Ying is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management Engineering of Technical University of Denmark and head of the Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship (IDE) research group, and a faculty member for the “Eurotech Universities”. Jason also has extensive experience in innovation strategy and business development for SMEs by acting as strategic advisors for a number of innovative companies. His research interests include open innovation, user-driven innovation, technology transfer, technological capability building of firms. His work has been published in journals such as Creativity and Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, Technovation, Journal of Technology Transfer, R&D Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, International Journal of Innovation Management, Scientometrics, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Knowledge Management, and Multinational Business Review.
This course approaches the management of technological innovation from a resource/knowledge based view, which sees technological innovations as a driving force of competitive advantage of organizations through a combination of internal resources and external linkages. Students are introduced to the theories, models, tools and practical cases from industries by understanding what technological innovations are, why they are important, and what are needed to enable and manage technological innovations within and outside of the boundary of organizations. Although most attention will be paid to innovations made by industrial firms, relevant issues of innovations at levels of individual, team, network of organizations, and industry will be addressed as well. The weekly readings consist of a mixture of book chapters, journal articles, and cases.
The primary goal of the course is to expose students to a variety of perspectives on technological innovation, building on an active learning process and preparing for work experiences in the future.