[Business Administration] Organizing R&D


General information

Course name Organizing R&D
Course type Lecture+Tutorial
Course code BWL-OrgaRnD
Course coordinator Professor Dr. Carsten Schultz
Faculty Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Examination office Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Short summary The focus of this lecture is on the requirements of the organizational implementation of R&D activities and the design of R&D departments 

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for Second year Bachelor

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Exam
Frequency Winter term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements  

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content

1. Context

  • Organizational ambidexterity
  • Radical vs. incremental Innovationen
  • Core competences vs. willingness to cannibalize
  • Closed vs. open innovation

2. Structural design

  • Formalization and authority
  • Centralization and decentralization of R&D Technology portfolios and platforms
  • Project-based organization Cooperation & globalization

3. Process Design

  • Portfolio and program management of R&D projects
  • Behavior of R&D employees
  • Knowledge management

4. R&D-Management in research institutions

  • Challenges and modern approaches
  • University-industry cooperations
Reading list
  • Hauschildt/Salomo (2007) Innovationsmanagement, 4. Auflage, Kapitel 3
  • Schilling (2010) Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, 3rd ed., chapter 6 & 10
  • Tidd / Bessant (2009) Managing Innovation 4th ed., chapter 3 & 4
  • Hazelkorn (2005) University Research Management Developing Research in New Institutions, OECD