Professor Elias Carayannis

Dr. Elias G. Carayannis is Full Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center, (EURC) at the School of Business of the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Carayannis' teaching and research activities focus on the areas of strategic Government - University-Industry R&D partnerships, technology road-mapping, technology transfer and commercialization, international science and technology policy, technological entrepreneurship and regional economic development. Dr. Carayannis has several publications in both academic and practitioner, US and European journals such as IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, Research Policy, Journal of R&D Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Technovation, Journal of Technology Transfer, Engineering Management Journal, Journal of Growth and Change, The Review of Regional Studies, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Le Progres Technique, and Focus on Change Management. He has also published eleven books to date on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship with CRC Press, Praeger/Greenwood Press, Palgrave/MacMillan Press, Edward Elgar and has several more under contract. He is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed book series: a.. the Edward Elgar Series on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and b.. the Springer Series on Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Management As well as two peer-reviewed journals: a.. Editor-in-Chief of the Springer International Journal of the Knowledge Economy b.. Editor-in-Chief of the IGI International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development He is also Associate Editor of the Inderscience International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. He has consulted for several technology-driven government and private, large as well as small organizations such as the World Bank, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program, the National Coalition for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM), the USN CNO Office, Sandia National Laboratories' New Technological Ventures Initiative, the General Electric Corporate Training & Development Center, Cowen & Co, First Albany International, Entreprises Importfab, and others. He is fluent in English, French, German, Greek, and has a working knowledge of Spanish. He is citizen of the United States of America and the European Union. Elias G. Carayannis, PhD, MBA, BScEE, CPMMA Professor of Science,Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Editor-in-Chief, Springer International Journal of the Knowledge Economy Editor-in-Chief, Springer Book Series on Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Management Editor-in-Chief, IGI International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development Director of Research, Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center (EURC) Co-founder and Co-Director, Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI), School of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052

MODULE - Strategic Use of Information and Knowledge


This course is designed to be useful for students who are management practitioners or other professionals interested in better understanding the challenges and opportunities of leveraging learning, information and knowledge as the core competitive assets and tools in the global and local economy. The course aims to promote more effective management by technologists in formal organizations and to increase the awareness of issues of technological learning and innovation for non technical managers within such organizations. At the conclusion of the course, the student should have a working familiarity with the literature on technological learning, information and knowledge management and sharing, as well as a basic understanding of the concepts of technological innovation, creativity and competitiveness, and the influence of national and international policies on the practice of innovation and the pursuit of competitiveness.

Short description

The course combines readings, lectures, case studies, and individual and team field projects that aim to enhance and integrate insights from theory and practice as well as professional experience on the key success factors of “clicks and bricks” businesses that operate in co-opetitive, dynamic environments. The nature and dynamics of disruptive technologies, discontinuous innovations, e-business value chain models, and the power of technological learning and knowledge management are woven together to provide the conceptual infrastructure for competing in the new economy. Competitive, economic and political factors which influence the innovation of technology-based products, processes and services in private and public organizations, domestically and internationally. Management of research and development: project selection, resource allocation, technology planning, and management of technology development projects. Quality management, manufacturing considerations. Intellectual property issues. Corporate venture divisions. Case studies of organizations active in the development of new technology and in leveraging technological innovation. Books: