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Strategy, Technology and Innovation: Coping with Evolving Industries

Archive StampMBR Course

Prof. JP Eggers (NYU Stern)

Course Overview

This week-long module covers research on the organizational implications of technology compatition and technological change. The course is centered in the strategy literature, but will draw on aspects of economics, organizational theory and innovation as well. The course will incorporate both seminal papers as well as recent work on topics including industry evolution, the sources of firm innovativeness and organizational inertia.

Course Structure

  • Topic I: Introduction and the Nature of Innovation & Technology
  • Topic II: Industry Evolution and Competition
  • Topic III: Firm Innovativeness I
  • Topic IV: Firm Innovativeness II
  • Topic V: Innovation & Inertia


To apply, please send an e-mail to Christian Peukert ( until 29 March 2013.



  • The course is held as a block seminar in English
  • The seminar is offered for MBR students only
  • The syllabus can be downloaded here (223 kB)

Monday, 08.04.2013, 09:00-12:00, Schackstr. 4/III, Room 307
Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 09:00-12:00, Schackstr. 4/III, Room 307
Wednesday, 10.04.2013, 09:00-12:00, Schackstr. 4/III, Room 307
Thursday, 11.04.2013, 09:00-12:00, Schackstr. 4/III, Room 307
Friday, 12.04.2013, 09:00-12:00, Schackstr. 4/III, Room 307

Credits 2 SWS in module B/I or B/II
Examination Research proposal, class participation and review of optional reading