This course focuses on the economic and organizational conditions that advance technological innovation by firms.  The intent is for students to learn core concepts that can make innovation projects more successful and profitable, and to then apply those concepts to real business cases of known successes and failures. Strategic management differs from other courses in management in that it focuses on the firm as a unit as the level of analysis. Accordingly, the course objectives are three fold: (1) to develop an understanding of how innovations emerge and gain adoption in the marketplace; (2) to gain insights into how firms can transform themselves into effective innovators; and (3) to evaluate strategies and structures that enhance venture success. The course is particularly applicable for students interested in working for, or learning about, technology-oriented companies.