ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section: 002 Technological Innovation
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
Seats will first be reserved for OS students, if you would like information on how to be added to the waitlist, please contact the professor (ssamford@umich.edu)
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted to Organizational Studies Majors.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

We are thought by some to be living in a golden age of innovation, with technological changes occurring at an increasing rate, but many enterprises and regions lag behind. Technological innovation is a primary goal of many business decisions and public policies alike. But what conditions actually engender or inhibit innovation? Focusing on innovation in the business world, this course examines

  1. what business-level characteristics make some better able to develop technologies than others, and
  2. what social, political, bureaucratic characteristics help make some regions more innovative than others.

The course will include theories of innovation and the analysis of historical and contemporary examples. Additionally, we will hear from guest speakers whose jobs involve technological innovation. Combining academic studies and real-world examples of technological innovation will present a holistic view on technology’s place in our rapidly changing world.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on seminar participation, several short papers, and a final project. See Syllabus for further information

Intended Audience:

Organizational Studies Students as well as upper-level students who have an interest in Organizational Theory and Technological Innovations

Class Format:

1.5-hour seminar twice weekly

ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22653
Open
6
1ORGSTUDY Majors
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
27856
Open
17
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
28693
Open
14
1ORGSTUDY Majors
-
Th 2:30PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
31019
Open
17
3ORGSTUDY Majors
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
31020
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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