Lecture Notes

1 Introduction (PDF)
2 Technology transfer: Where and how do new product ideas originate? (PDF)
3 Relations between science and technology (PDF)
4 The technological gatekeeper: Care and feeding
5 Reward systems for engineers and scientists (PDF)
6 The innovation process: How should we organize? (PDF)

Examples of the use of physical space to accomplish organizational goals (PDF) (Courtesy of Gunter Henn. Used with permission.)

Guest lecturer: Prof. Gunter Henn


Some examples: Steelcase; BMW FIZ; Skoda; Volkswagen's Glass Factory

Guest lecturer: Prof. Gunter Henn

9 The downside of project organization: Conformity and the aging of project teams (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
10 The matrix: Curse or asset?
11 Physical space and its interaction with organizational space (PDF 1) (PDF 2)
12 Effects of geographic location on communication patterns (PDF)
13 Student reports