Managing Technology and Innovation

General Course Information

Course Lecturer Name(s):  Collins Charles

Course Director Name: NA

Course Lecturer(s) Contact Information:

Course Director Contact Information:  NA. 

Course Lecturer(s) Office Hours:  By appointment only 

Course Director Office Hours: NA

Course Lecturer(s) Office Location:  Online Zoom

Course Director Office Location:  NA.

Course Support:   NA

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Course Curriculum Information

Course Description: 

This course focuses on the management of technology and innovation to formulate technology, develop technological capabilities and use them to achieve strategic objectives.  Attention is paid to the planning adoption, evaluation and control of new technologies in the organization.  Furthermore Building Capabilities for MTI Success, Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management will also focused on.                                            

Course Objectives: 

(1) To provide the student with the relevant knowledge to effectively manage technology and innovation in small and large business setting.

Student Learning Outcomes:

(1)Identify the critical elements of a firm’s technology strategy from its products and services.

(2)Make an effective contribution at a strategic or Management level in the field of the information systems/technology management, internally or externally as a consultant.

(3) Develop a plan for the effective Adoption and implementation of technology in the organization.

Program Outcomes Met By This Course:

CTP01: Analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution, taking into consideration current techniques, concepts, skills, tools, and best practices used in the core information technologies.

SAS Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned as follows:

A  = 89.5% or better

B+ = 84.5 - 89.4%

B  = 79.5 - 84.4%

C+ = 74.5 - 79.4%

C = 69.5 - 74.4%

D = 64.5 - 69.4%

F = 65% or less 


Course Materials:

Text: Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (SIE), 3rd . Melissa A. Schilling, New York University. .

Supplementary Readings/Resources: These will be provided as necessary.

Course Grading Requirement:

  • Journal                        15%
  • Exams                         35%
  • Project                         25%
  • Participation                5%
  • Assignments                20%
  • Total                            100%

Course Requirements:

(a)Attend all classes

(b) Be punctual

(C) Read chapter before attending class

(d) Complete all Assignments 

Course Schedule



  • Sources of Innovation
  • Types and Patterns of Innovation
  • Standards Battles and Design Dominance
  • Timing of Entry


  • Defining the Organization's Strategic Direction
  • Choosing Innovation Projects
  • Collaboration Strategies
  • Protecting Innovation


  • Organizing for Innovation
  • Managing the New Product Development Process
  • Managing New Product Development Teams
  • Crafting a Deployment Strategy

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Plagiarism Policy

Academic Integrity

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Plagiarism is regarded as a cardinal offense in academia because it constitutes theft of the work of someone else, which is then purported as the original work of the plagiarist. Plagiarism draws into disrepute the credibility of the Institution, its faculty, and students; therefore, it is not tolerated” (p. 48).

Plagiarism also includes the unintentional copying or false accreditation of work, so double check your assignments BEFORE you hand them in.

Be sure to do good, honest work, credit your sources and reference accordingly and adhere to the University’s Honor Code. Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with very seriously following the university’s policies on Plagiarism as outlined in the Student Manual.

Your work may be subject to submission to plagiarism detection software, submission to this system means that your work automatically becomes part of that database and can be compared with the work of your classmates.

Attendance Requirement

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Students are expected to attend all classes and or clinical rotations for which they have registered. Although attendance may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance may be taken randomly. Students’ absence may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy. If absence from individual classes, examinations, and activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed. A particular course may define additional policies regarding specific attendance or participation” (p. 9).

Examination Attendance

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

All matriculated students are expected to attend all assigned academic activities for each course currently registered. Medical excuses will be based on self-reporting by students. Students who feel they are too sick to take an examination or other required activity on a specific day must submit the online SAS medical excuse, which is available on Carenage. Students are only allowed two such excuses a year. Upon consultation with the Director of University Health Service, the third excuse will result in a mandatory medical leave of absence. The policies regarding make-up examinations are at the option of the Course Director” (p.46).

For additional specific examination policies and procedures, refer to the St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020), pages 31 through 37.

Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services Policy

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

A student with a disability or disabling condition that affects one or more major life activities, who would like to request an accommodation, must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) located in the Dean of Students Office. It is highly recommended that students applying for accommodations do so at least one month before classes begin to allow for a more efficient and timely consideration of the request. If a fully completed application is not submitted in a timely fashion, an eligibility determination may not be made, and accommodations, where applicable, may not be granted prior to the commencement of classes and/or examinations” (p. 8).


It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand the policies, laws, rules and procedures that while they could affect your grade for a course, have not been specifically outlined in the course syllabus. These are contained in the St. George’s University Student Manual.