ENMA 6020: Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Supplemental Materials


There is no required text for this course, but this website provides a variety of supplemental materials that can aid students in their study of engineering innovation and entrepreneurship.


The following is a list of optional texts that students may find useful:

         Voice of the Customer: Quality Function Deployment, by Lou Cohen.

         Intellectual Property: Edison in the Board Room, by Julie Davis and Suzanne Harrison.

         Ideation: 99% Inspiration, by Bryan Mattimore.


Here are optional materials that supplement the course lectures:

         General references

         The Impact of Technology and Globalization on the Engineering Profession and Education

         The Three Paradoxes of Innovation

         Scenario Planning References

         IBIS Analysis References

         Intellectual Property Generation References

         Technology Roadmapping References

         Ideation Techniques


A highly-recommended supplemental reading for this course is:

The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Businesshttp://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=meiriflu&l=as2&o=1&a=0060521996, Clayton M. Christensen (1997)


To enhance your appreciation of this work, your instructor has prepared the following study questions for you to consider as you read the book:


Study Questions

1: Introduction, p. ix-xvii

2: Introduction. p. xvii-xxvii

3: Chapter 1

4: Chapter 2 p. 29-39

5: Chapter 2, p. 39-59

6: Chapter 3

7: Chapter 4

8: Chapter 5

9: Chapter 6

10: Chapter 7

11: Chapter 8

12: Chapter 9

13: Chapter 10

14: Chapter 11


Another excellent reference is:

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practices and Principles, by Peter F. Drucker (1994)


Your instructor has also prepared study questions for this book:









The Practice of Innovation


Systematic Entrepreneurship


Purposeful Innovation and the Seven Sources


Source: The Unexpected


Source: Incongruities


Source: Process Need


Source: Industry and Market Structures


Source: Demographics


Source: Changes in Perception


Source: New Knowledge


The Bright Idea


Principles of Innovation


The Practice of Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurial Management


The Entrepreneurial Business


Entrepreneurship in the Service Institution


The New Venture


Entrepreneurial Strategies


"Fustest with the Mostest"


"Hit Them Where They Ain't


Ecological Niches


Changing Values and Characteristics


Conclusion: The Entrepreneurial Society