Readings

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SES # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction
2 Technology transfer: Where and how do new product ideas originate?

Amazon logo Allen, Thomas J. Managing the Flow of Technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984, chapters 1 and 2. ISBN: 9780262510271.

Allen, T. J., D. B. Hyman, and D. L. Pinckney. "Transferring Technology to the Small Firm: A Study of Technology Transfer in Three Countries." Research Policy 12, no. 4 (1983): 199-211.

O'Shea, R. P., T. J. Allen, A. Chevalier, and F. Roche. "Entrepreneurial Orientation, Technology Transfer and Spinoff Performance of U.S. Universities." Research Policy 34, no. 7 (2006): 994-1009.

3 Relations between science and technology

Amazon logo Stokes, Donald E. Pasteur's Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780815781776.

Amazon logo Allen, Thomas J. "Distinguishing Engineers from Scientists." In The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation. Edited by Ralph Katz. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780195135312.

4 The technological gatekeeper: Care and feeding Amazon logo Allen, Thomas J. Managing the Flow of Technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1984, chapters 4, 5, and 6. ISBN: 9780262510271.
5 Reward systems for engineers and scientists Allen, Thomas J., and Ralph Katz. "The Dual Ladder: Motivational Solution or Managerial Delusion?" R&D Management 16, no. 2 (1986): 185-197.
6 The innovation process: How should we organize? Amazon logo Allen, Thomas J., and Gunter Henn. The Organization and Architecture of Innovation: Managing the Flow of Technology. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, chapter 1. ISBN: 9780750682367.
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Examples of the use of physical space to accomplish organizational goals

Guest lecturer: Prof. Gunter Henn

Amazon logo Allen, Thomas J., and Gunter Henn. The Organization and Architecture of Innovation: Managing the Flow of Technology. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, chapter 2-3. ISBN: 9780750682367.
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Some examples: Steelcase; BMW FIZ; Skoda; Volkswagen's Glass Factory

Guest lecturer: Prof. Gunter Henn

Amazon logo Allen, Thomas J., and Gunter Henn. The Organization and Architecture of Innovation: Managing the Flow of Technology. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, chapters 4-5. ISBN: 9780750682367.
9 The downside of project organization: Conformity and the aging of project teams Katz, Ralph, and Thomas J. Allen. "Investigating the Not Invented Here (NIH) Syndrome: A Look at the Performance, Tenure, and Communication Patterns of 50 R&D Project Groups." R&D Management 12, no. 1 (1982): 7-20.
10 The matrix: Curse or asset? Hansen, Morten T., Marie Louise Mors, and Bjørn Løvås. "Knowledge Sharing in Organizations: Multiple Networks, Multiple Phases." Academy of Management Journal 48, no. 5 (2005): 776-793.
11 Physical space and its interaction with organizational space Amazon logo Allen, Thomas J., and Gunter Henn. The Organization and Architecture of Innovation: Managing the Flow of Technology. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006, chapter 4. ISBN: 9780750682367.
12 Effects of geographic location on communication patterns
13 Student reports