Credit Value: 20
Module Coordinator: Dr Gerry Edgar, Management, Work & Organisation Division
Contact Hours: 30 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework; 50% examination
The aim of the module is to develop multi-disciplinary understanding of the complex interactions in the management of innovation. The overall approach is to use a systems thinking perspective to relate the key activities of innovation planning and strategy to aspects of asset and staff investment, collaboration channels and created culture.
Success in this module would indicate a broad appreciation of the many factors necessary to motivate, harness and capitalize on creativity. The explicit intention in this module is to highlight the many complexities faced by organizations in addressing the pursuit of innovative products, and the network of entities involved in the knowledge generation to achieve it.
On successful completion students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the following aspects of Innovation Management:
They are also expected to develop and demonstrate the following generic skills:
The required cognitive skills developed by the module are:
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.