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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5217M Globalization of Innovation

15 creditsClass Size: 230

Module manager: David Yoon
Email: H.Yoon@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jan to 31 May View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module will focus on various concepts and theories of innovation including, knowledge transfer, open innovation, technology sourcing, globalization of innovation, entrance strategies and appropriation. These will help you to analyse and explain how innovation, knowledge-transfer and internationalization strategies enable multinational corporations to enhance their competitiveness and performance in the global economy.

Objectives

This module aims to help students develop the skills required to analyse and explain how innovation, knowledge-transfer and internationalization strategies enable multinational corporations to enhance their competitiveness and performance in the global economy.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- Theories of innovation and technology transfer
- Concepts of competitive advantage in the global economy
- Debates on the internationalization of innovative activities (e.g. global R&D) and the management of intellectual capital.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
a) Critically analyse the multifaceted benefits and problems arising from the globalization of innovation networks
b) Categorize which international-diversification and product-diversification strategies are preferable in enhancing firm competitiveness and corporate performance
c) Construct strategic plans that may enable a multinational corporation to benefit from the technological developments and scientific knowledge of its competitors
d) Critically analyse the strategic and economic importance of managing and protecting intellectual capital for organisational performance in the global economy
d) Evaluate management practices that allow multinational corporations to transfer knowledge and outsource technologies more effectively

Skills outcomes
Transferable
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate of the business potential of an innovation
- Articulate complex business ideas

Subject Specific
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- Critically construct and communicate plans that can help organizations to benefit from innovations and external knowledge resources
- Interpret and critically evaluate of evidence on innovation
- Construct and support management practices that have the potential to influence the innovativeness and performance of an organization
- Analyse the effectiveness of national and international intellectual property regimes and advise on their strategic implications.


Syllabus

Indicative content:
Innovation and Positional Advantage Theories
Entrance strategies for Innovations
The Globalization of Innovation Networks
Knowledge Spill-overs in the Global Economy
International Knowledge Transfer
Open Innovation
International Technology Sourcing
Protection of Intellectual Capital in the Global Economy

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Tutorial101.0010.00
Private study hours118.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Students will have to complete an online assessment at the end of the module. This will take place during the examinations period and will be time bound. The assessment will not take 48 hours to complete, but students will have a 48 hour time period in which to complete it. The resit for this module will be 100% by examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/09/2020 12:23:02

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