Introduction and Overview
1 What is technology strategy and why does it matter E Ink  
Technological Innovation
2 Technological innovation A123 Systems  
3 Technological innovation and design options Rise and Fall of Iridium  
4 Projects (an opportunity to present proposals for project ideas)    
Demand Opportunity, Life-cycles and Transition
5 Demand opportunity Lexar Media: The Digital Photography Company? Paper 1 due
6 Marketing high-tech products Documentum, Inc.  
7 Debrief and discussion on demand opportunity    
8 Life-cycles and transitions Kodak and the Digital Revolution (A)  
9 Responses to transitions Polaroid: Entering Digital Imaging Paper 2 due
10 Debrief and discussion on transitions and disruption    
Business Ecosystems, Creating and Capturing Value
11 Business ecosystems Danger, Inc.  
12 Standards battles Adobe Systems Incorporated  
13 Ecosystems, standards and value capture Ember Corporation: Developing the Next Ubiquitous Networking Standard Paper 3 due
14 Debrief and discussion on ecosystems and value capture    
15 Open innovation and open source Red Hat and the Linux Revolution  
16 Debrief and discussion on open innovation and open source    
Strategy, Adaptation, Agility and Decision-making
17 Strategy and adaptation Apple, Inc. (2008)  
18 Re-invention and convergence iPod vs. Cell Phone: A Mobile Music Revolution?, iPhone vs. Cell Phone, and Google, Inc.  
19 Debrief and discussion on strategic agility   Paper 4 due
20 Simulation Back Bay Battery  
21 Tough decisions Toyota Motor Corporation: Launching Prius  
22 Debrief and discussion on decision-making    
Wrap-up, Summary and Project Presentations
23 Wrap-up and summary    
24 Project presentations (1)  

Final paper due

Final presentations due

25 Project presentations (2)    

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2009
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