Management and Innovation Processes

Academic year
Subject Area
Economics, Management and Social Sciences
Language of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

No specific courses are required. English language ability. is required (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference - CEFR).

Teaching Methods

Lectures, using audiovisual media, with the presentation of concepts, principles and practices of innovation management. There will be presentations by invited guests, which will present their examples to complement the concepts studied.
Practical classes consist of monitoring the students’ performance in the activities submitted for evaluation. In these activities, conducted in groups of 5 to 7 students, students must demonstrate their skills in planning, organization and teamwork.

Learning Outcomes

Today’s organizations’ competitiveness increasingly depends on their ability to be both efficient and innovative. This requires a type of management base on a systemic perspective and a process approach, in which the ability to define and share goals and stimulate cooperation between different actors are essential. This requires managers with specific skills and competences. In this discipline, students will be exposed to concepts, principles and practices in innovation management, and at the same time, they will become familiar with methodologies and tools to implement innovation on organizations.

Work Placement(s)



1. Management and its evolution
a. Management functions
b. The management levels
c. Organizations and management: a brief historical perspective and current trends

2. Planning and Strategy
a. Mission and objectives
b. Management by objectives
c. strategic Planning

3. Organizational Communication
a. Effects of new technologies in organizational communication
b. enterprise 2.0
c. "Elevator-Pitch"

4. Innovation Management
a. Fundamentals and current importance of innovation management
b. "Open Innovation" and innovation networks
c. How to innovate? Building a "business case" and strategy for implementing new products / services

5. Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
a. Fundamentals of technology transfer
b. Intellectual Property
c. Management and technology licensing.

Head Lecturer(s)

Carlos Eduardo Delgado Cerqueira

Assessment Methods

Assessment A
Exam: 100.0%

Assessment B
Organization of a practical activity : 100.0%


Gestão das Organizações (2ª Edição), de Sebastião Teixeira  
Editor: Mc Graw-Hill; ISBN: 9788448146177; Disponível na Biblioteca.

Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, 4th Edition
Joe Tidd, University of Sussex; John Bessant, University of Exeter Business School; ISBN: 978-0-470-99810-6

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Erice Ries; (

Bilbliografia  Adicional / Optional bibliography
Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology, Henry Chesbrough
Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era, Henry Chesbrough
The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, Clayton M. Christensen
Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore