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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5247M Managing for Innovation

15 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Prof. Krsto Pandza

Taught: 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

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

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment3 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Resit will be 100% by examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:49:17


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