Managing Innovation and Growth

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Managing Innovation and Growth

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Business Management, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    36 points from Commerce Schedule C

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The New Zealand context, theory and practice of innovation and growth in new and established organisations.

    Upon successful completion of this paper, students will be able to undertake a structured, thoughtful and non-prescriptive approach to innovation management strategy formulation and evaluation. The paper also provides students with the opportunity to draw together elements of other papers in a way that will enable them to understand that innovation management is a key management activity within a complex system of interrelated parts.

    Teaching Arrangements
    One 2-hour lecture per week, plus tutorials and meetings

    Paper Structure
    Lectures, discussions and tutorials

    Learning Outcomes
    - Demonstrate an understanding of how contemporary, business-focused innovation management can add value by contributing to creativity, innovation and overall operational excellence within organisations
    - Working individually and as an effective member of a team, demonstrate a commitment to the acquisition of knowledge, appreciation of global perspectives and development of critical-thinking skills and knowledge sharing by undertaking a critical review of current research
    - Formulate a critical analysis of current policy and practice by designing and practically applying an outcomes-focused innovation management framework
    - Identify the activities performed by key individuals and provide insight into the enablers and inhibitors of innovation management
    - Demonstrate an understanding of the reasons why innovation management policy and practice should be interrelated with elements of other business functions rather than an unrelated component
    - Demonstrate competency in reflective practice as a basis for future diagnostic and analysis work

    Shilling, M. (2013). Strategic Management of Technological Innovation (4 ed.). McGraw-Hill Irwin.

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