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Innovation Strategy for the Digital Economy

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: TIA010
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Contemporary research and practice demonstrate that digitalization changes the basic premises of innovation in many industries. Mass markets, dominated by volume products, are rapidly turning into a mass of niches, allowing for variety and multiplicity. Rather than being an output from corporate R&D departments, this variety derives from inherently distributed innovation activities, taking place in loosely coupled networks or ecosystems. These ecosystems tend to revolve around digital platforms. In contrast to traditional, modular product platforms, such a digital platform allows for distributed networks to pursue unconstrained combinatorial innovation by gluing elements from different layers using a set of protocols and standards to create alternative digital products.

This course focuses on the different challenges facing industrial organizations as they seek to capitalize on digital technology. It offers (1) an overview of inherent tensions between industrial innovation and digital innovation, (2) explores some fundamental properties of digital technology, and (3) outlines alternative strategies for building sustainable digital innovation practices in industrial settings.

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor degree (180 hp) or at least seven years documented work experience from IT development and/or business development. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 35 750 SEK
First payment: 35 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Ida Sörbu E-post: Telefon: 031-786 5964


Department of Applied Information Technology
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Forskningsgången 6

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