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2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5247M Managing for Innovation

15 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Prof. Krsto Pandza

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

This module is not approved as an Elective


This module prepares a student to lead innovation initiatives in both large and established organizations as well as in new and growing ventures. The module navigates between different concepts and perspectives in order to unveil how organizations take strategic advantage from incremental and radical changes in products, services, business models and societal aspirations.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- the process of innovation and its importance
- the different types of innovation and the interactions among them
- links between innovation and strategy and entrepreneurship

Skills outcomes
- Work as an effective team player
- Analytically underpin and influence decision making process

Subject Specific:
- Link theory and practice by applying innovation concepts to issues and pitfalls for managing discontinuous innovation
- Formulate and implement strategic innovation plans
- Lead innovative initiatives and projects


Ten interconnected topics will be discussed at lectures accompanied by interactive seminars aligned to each of the topics:
Session 1: Innovation dynamics and competitive advantage
Session 2: Types of Innovation
Session 3: Behavioural foundations of innovation
Session 4: Managing Innovation within the firm
Session 5: Managing for Creativity
Session 6: Corporate Entrepreneurship
Session 6: Innovation networks

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Monitoring will take place through the classes in terms of attendance, contribution to discussion and quality of material prepared for use in group exercises and other class work.
Formative assessment will be available through feedback on tasks and group work and group presentations.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group ProjectInnovation Challenge (3,500 words)50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Resit will be by 2 hour exam

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 16/09/2016


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