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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

Industry and Innovation

Instructor(s): Tim Harper, Management & Business

Did anyone envision the personal debt crisis when the credit card was invented in 1951? Did anyone anticipate that cafés and hotels would use WiFi as a competitive advantage when the Internet was developed in 1980? Students will examine the connection between innovation and industry in this course. Drawing upon disciplines such as Management and Business, Economics, Government, Law, and Information Science, students will explore Disruptive Innovation Theory; Resources, Processes and Values Theory and Value Chain Evolution Theory. Students will also engage in a service learning project that will involve analyzing and assessing the benefits and costs of real-time innovations associated with sectors such as alternative energy, campus safety, and business communications.

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