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Before choosing course

Innovation management, technology management, industrial creativity, management of radical shifts of technology, intellectual property rights, venture capital.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus ME2034 (Autumn 2014–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Assuming that the students have basic knowledge in the economics of industrial and technical change this course focuses on the management aspects of those processes. Concepts like dominant design, various classifications of innovations (like architectural, modular or radical innovations) are introduced as are concepts related to learning, acquisition and the appropriability of technology. The innovation management concept is widened to include creativity and to include non manufacturing (service) sectors/activities. The role of venture capital and intellectual property rights in relation to the innovation management process is also analyzed.

The course is based on modern theory of management of innovation related to the new theory of the (resource based) firm and its dynamic capabilities. In addition the course is based on theories of knowledge formation and learning in firms and technical systems.

The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. One seminar may be in the form of a study visit.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to:

  • deepen the knowledge on the mechanisms behind industrial and technical change/transformation with a focus on the management aspects of these processes.
  • provide the students with knowledge on the research frontier in the area of management of innovation/technology
  • widen the innovation concept towards industrial creativity
  • provide the knowledge base for action in (management of) environments characterized by rapid industrial and technical change.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic course in Industrial Management is needed.

Recommended previous course is ME1303/ME1032/ME2032 at Industrial dynamik at KTH, or similar course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Active participation in seminars and approved delivery of seminar/working papers. Approved on written final examination (may sometimes be in the form of an home examination).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ME2034

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study

Industrial Management

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

One or several of the courses on the Industrial dynamics Track:
* ME2033 Industrial Dynamics and Technical Change
* ME2036 Industrial Dynamics – advanced course


Staffan Laestadius,, +46 8 790 67 46

Supplementary information

Established 2006-05-23 

Replaces 4D1059