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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5987M Innovation in Operations and Information Systems

15 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Dr Nicky Shaw

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective


The module aims to develop knowledge and expertise which extends basic operations management principles to explore multiple facets of innovation design and delivery. It applies operations management theory to both organization-level and network-level innovations, including how innovation types are developed and diffused within different organizational systems. Students will also learn about digital innovation and how new technologies are challenging operations management within single organizations and across organizational networks.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module studies will be able to:
- Recognise the role of operations management in the development of innovations
- Recognise the role of information systems in the development of innovations
- Identify innovation types and development sources
- Explain different innovation processes
- Apply elements of network theory in promoting and supporting innovation development and diffusion and
- Understand global, cultural and ethical issues in innovation networks.

Skills outcomes
Analysis and critique of contemporary operations and innovation management issues

Apply relevant operations, innovation diffusion and network theories to a range of industrial settings


Indicative content:
- Operations Management concepts, focussing in particular upon new product / process development
- Information Systems concepts
- Innovation types
- Processes of innovation
- Co-creation through digital technologies
- Digital innovation acceptance
- Social media and social networks in organisations
- People analytics
- Innovation Diffusion
- Nature of networks
- Collaborative networks and innovation sharing
- Role of new technologies, future production challenges

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours123.50
Total Contact hours26.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students are expected to spend their private study undertaking activities such as preparing for lectures and seminars; and preparing for assessment. This will include activities such as completing assigned reading including text books, case studies, and other material available on-line.
The time allocation is approximately:
- 40 hours: 4 hours reading per lecture
- 30 hours: 3 hours reading per seminar
- 48 hours: preparation for assessment

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will take place during each seminar case study. One seminar will be dedicated to giving written feedback on a practice exam question.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:23


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