School of Business, Management and Economics

Management of Innovation (N1049)

Management of Innovation

Module N1049

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge to understand and the skills to manage innovation at the operational level. The management of innovation is inherently interdisciplinary and multi - functional, so we aim here to provide an integrative approach to the management of innovation and how this influnces and is influnced by the business models and value propositions. Specifically, we aim to integrate the management of market, technological and organizational change to improve the competitiveness of firms and effectiveness of other organizations. We shall argue that the process of innovation management is essentially generic, although organization, technological and market specific factors will constrain choices and actions. The module explores process, product/service, position and paradigm based innovations; the management of and for innovation to happen; new product and service based approaches; social and green innovation; innovation commericalistion, diffusion and networks and innovation forecasting from a managerial and organisational perspective.

Module learning outcomes

Implement appropriate strategies and tools to recognise an innovation opportunity and to develop a concept of a new product or service.

Devise an organisational strategy for commercialising innovation ideas and capturing value from innovation.

Critically evaluate the relevance, strengths and weaknesses of different innovation management approaches.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT2 Week 8 30.00%
ReportA2 Week 1 70.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring TeachingLecture1 hour111111111111
Spring TeachingWorkshop2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Petros Chamakiotis

Assess convenor, Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/360821

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