Lars Frederiksen is Professor (MSO) at the Department of Business Administration, Aarhus University, Denmark where he leads the Innovation Management Group. He was awarded his PhD from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and thereafter worked for more than four years at Imperial College Business School, London. Lars specializes in the management of innovation and technology with particular emphasis on innovation strategies, user innovation and communities, and capability development in project-based organizations. Empirically, Lars focuses on industries such as software, roads and water, engineering consulting, and entertainment. Lars’ work appears in journals such as Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, European Management Review, Advances in Strategic Management, Industry and Innovation, Construction Management and Economics, and others. Also, Lars provides teaching and consultant services to firms and schools across Europe.
This course addresses the strategic, organizational and managerial issues related to the international application of technologies and innovation development. Particular attention is given to environmental and sustainability issues associated to new product development, R&D, as well as project management. Best practices in management of international projects will be analyzed to address and solve problems at different stages of product life cycle in order to optimize the final performance in terms of quality, time and cost.