ENTREP 7060 - Marketing Technology and Innovation
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 7060 Course Marketing Technology and Innovation Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Trimester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive. 36 - 40 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge ENTREP 5016 & ENTREP 5018 Course Description Develops an understanding of the forces driving competition and demand in markets or technology-intensive products and services. Covers product management decisions (design, channels/logistics, pricing/promotions etc.) across stages of product life cycles affecting innovative and/or technology products. Enhances skills in analysing competitive trends, identifying threats and opportunities, designing new products, and/or marketing strategies. Students develop a marketing strategy and perform a market analysis to define potential markets for an innovation and/or a technology.
Course Coordinator: Professor Carolin PlewaProgram Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PG)
Name: Prof Paul Steffens
Name: Professor Carolin Plewa
Researcher Profile: https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/index.php/profile/carolin.plewa
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Explain and apply key aspects of effective ‘marketing’ for a technology/innovation; 2 Conduct and analyse primary and secondary research and present results / recommendations critical to technology business issues within a limited timeframe; 3 Apply key aspects of marketing technology and innovation; 4 Conduct effective communication with people responsible for various business functions and across diverse cultures, using modern technology communication tools as appropriate.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
2, 4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1,3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3,4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3,4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesNo Textbook is required.
A list of readings will be made available in MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesThere is a wide range of material on the course topic available. The following provide some additional reading guidance if you are interested in reading further on the topic:
Adams, Rob, 2002, A Good Hard Kick In The Ass, Crown Business
Schultz, M. and Doerr J. (2014). Insight Selling, Wiley
Zoltners, A, Sinha, P., and Lorimer, S, (2004). Sales Force Design for Strategic Advantage. Palgrave Macmillan
Jordan, J. and Vazzana, M. (2012). Cracking the Sales Management Code. McGraw Hill
Cagan, M. 2008. Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love. Amazon
Marshall, P. (2013). 80/20 Sales and Marketing. Entrepreneur Press
Mohr, J., Sengupta, S. & Slater, S. (2009) Marketing High-Technology Products and Innovations. 3rd.ed. Pearson Prentice Hall
Viardot, E. (2004) Successful Marketing Strategy for High Tech Firms. 3rd.ed. Artech House, Boston, USA.
Rogers, E. M. (2003) The Diffusion of Innovations. Free Press.
Additional resources will be provided during Trimester 1
The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
WorkloadAs a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
Learning Activities SummaryThis is a draft schedule and session numbers are a guide only. The timetable may be changed during the course delivery if necessary.
Session Topics 1 Creating value – a strategic approach 2 Finding the right market 3 Understanding customers 4 Researching the market 5 Designing the offering 6 Accessing customers 7 Achieving sales 8 Communicating with customers 9 Making ethical marketing decisions
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryAn overview of the course assessment appears in the following Table. Details appear in the following section:
Assessment Task Task Type Weight Learning Outcomes Discussion Leadership Individual 20% 1-4 Major Project
1-4 Real-life problem solving Individual 20% 1-4 Participation Individual 10% 1,2,4 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.
Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners.
Assessment DetailAssessment 1: Discussion Leadership (Individual 20%)
Students present a case-study / discussion exercise and lead the related class discussion. Case studies / discussion exercises are allocated at the beginning of the course.
Assessment 2: Major Project 50%
Written Component – (Group 30%)
Oral Component – (Individual 20%)
Students will present the findings of their major project. While the students present as a group, each student will receive an individual grade for their part of the presentation.
Assessment 3: Real-life problem solving (Individual 20%)
During one session you will be confronted with a real-life problem. You will have three hours to identify the relevant issues, gather relevant information and brainstorm recommendations for the organisations, leading to a brief presentation. While the students work in small groups, each student will receive an individual grade for their part of the presentation.
Assessment 4: Participation 10%
A mark is awarded for class participation. Students are required to not only attend seminars but to actively participate.
SubmissionAll text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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