Programme PhD Term III Academic Year 2021-22

Course title Strategy & Innovation Area Strategy Credits 1.00

Prof. Amit Karna

Course Description & Objectives
This purpose of this doctoral course is to develop a holistic understanding of the concept of innovation as applied and researched in the field of strategy. Today as the concept of innovation becomes more interdisciplinary and complex in nature, it is important for scholars to anchor it in specialized fields to encourage greater sophistication in both conceptual and empirical work.
The research trends discussed in this course facilitate exploration of process, types, leadership, and capabilities in innovation and their implications for innovation management. The emphasis is on the development and application of concepts that highlight interactions between competition, technological and market change, and the structure and development of internal capabilities. This course will be of particular interest to those interested in researching a business for which innovation is critical for achieving competitive advantage.

The course will take place in the form of discussions and critiquing of research papers. Supplemental readings and exercises will be provided as and when necessary.
Final grade will be awarded on the basis of performance in the following components.
  • Paper discussion, pre-class submissions: 30%
  • In-class exercises: 30%
  • Term-paper: 40%
    • Nomological map on a research topic, review of seminal papers, identification of research question, research design: 20%
    • Final submission: 20%