MANAGEMT 7127OL - Innovation Management

Online - Online Teaching 2 - 2021

This course recognises that today?s enterprise needs to gain competitive advantages in order to face the dynamic environment in which they operate. Innovative enterprises outperform their non-innovative counterparts in terms of growth, financial performance, and employment. Innovation leaders are essential organisational resources for achieving this. Although innovation is a fundamental driver of competitiveness, managing innovation is not an easy task. The ability of managers to turn ideas into actions is a critical component. This course will equip managers with know-how and tools to create, develop and manage enterprises encouraging innovative behaviours which will lead to successful innovation outputs.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7127OL
    Course Innovation Management
    Coordinating Unit Management
    Term Online Teaching 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Course Description This course recognises that today?s enterprise needs to gain competitive advantages in order to face the dynamic environment in which they operate. Innovative enterprises outperform their non-innovative counterparts in terms of growth, financial performance, and employment. Innovation leaders are essential organisational resources for achieving this. Although innovation is a fundamental driver of competitiveness, managing innovation is not an easy task. The ability of managers to turn ideas into actions is a critical component. This course will equip managers with know-how and tools to create, develop and manage enterprises encouraging innovative behaviours which will lead to successful innovation outputs.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Bruce Gurd

    Program Coordinator contact details: MBA Online
    Name: Assoc. Prof. Graciela Corral de Zubielqui

    Course Coordinator contact details: MBA Online
    Name: Dr Bruce Gurd
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Investigate the meaning and usefulness of innovation to address organisational challenges

    2. Build an organisation’s ability to innovate, considering capacity and capability

    3. Assemble innovation strategies to create organisational value in the current competitive environment

    4. Critically analyse sources of innovation

    5. Manage a range of effective techniques to lead Open Innovation

    6. Integrate managerial techniques to improve the organisation’s innovative performance.

    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)
    1, 2, 3
    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, 2, 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
    1, 2, 3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    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
    1, 4, 5, 6
    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
    1, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Book - Please see Online Course
    Tidd, J & Bessant, J,  2018, Managing innovation : integrating technological, market and organizational change, 6th edition, Wiley.
    ISBN: 1-119-37940-7

    Recommended Resources
    All Course Readings, with relevant page numbers, are available through the links in each module and also available through the ‘Course Readings’ menu item in the navigation bar.

    Additional reading in Course Readings is provided for students to explore topics in depth.

    Online Learning
    The course is delivered over a 6 week period. ‘Time’ is one of our most precious resources and to cover an MBA Course in that time needs planning. This link provides some ideas on Time Management

    The Course is more than absobing information. The activities and interactions are designed to help you synthesise and be able to apply them. Discussion with other, sharing different perspectives through the tutorials and Discussion Board is a great way to hone your ideas, test interpretations and enjoy the journey.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    It is delivered online with the content activities scaffolded toward completion of teh Assessments. The Modules are designed to provide you with a framework from which to build your understanding through reading the references, watching videos, responding to the activities by contributing to Discussion, analysing case studies, capturing your personal reflections and debating with other students including in the weekly online tutorial.

    Your studies are supported by access to your tutor and Student Success Advisor

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Students should allocate approximately 25 hours per week to
    accomplish the Learning Outcomes for this intensive Course. In total the
    Course is estimated to require 156 hours for completion.

    Additional reading is provided for student extension.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Over the next 6 weeks, you will need to work through the 6 modules. Each week you will need to:
    • work through the contentcomplete the readings (additional readings are optional)
    • participate in the discussion board/s including Zoom discussions
    • watch the videos (where available)
    • listen to podcasts (where available)
    • complete activities (including quizzes)
    • undertake a range of self-assessments and learning reflections (Personal Learning Reflections)
    • atttend online tutorial (zoom session)
    • attend to relevant assessment tasks and
    • ensure assessments are submitted by the due dates

    Week 1:  The Role of Innovations 1. Articulate Innovation definitions and types
    2. Investigate the importance of innovation in the current dynamic environment
    3. Debate aspects of innovation which can facilitate organisation success
    4. Analyse the implications of Managing innovation

    Week 2: Innovation Strategy 1. Evaluate innovative strategies and the implications for organisations
    2. Debate about innovation activities as value creation vehicles
    3. Investigate appropriability strategies
    4. Interpret the implications of applying the new strategy to the organisation.

    Week 3: Innovative Organisation 1. Critically compare leadership and creative styles and organisational structures in facilitating innovation
    2. Evaluate how environmental factors can support or hinder innovation activities
    3. Articulate leader and team qualities for organisations to become more innovative
    4. Analyse the implications of these factors individually and in combination on organisations

    Week 4: Sources of Innovation 1. Identify where innovation comes from
    2. Analyse types of sources and their interactions
    3. Evaluate the relevance of diverse sources over time
    4. Identify potential search opportunities in the innovation area

    Week 5: Open Innovation 1. Identify internal and external Innovation networks
    2. Critically analyse the challenges or working beyond boundaries
    3. Evaluate the relevance of managing these networks to achieve organisations' innovation
    4. Diagnose the relevance of relying on external networking, specially for SMEs.
    5. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of open innovation practices

    Week 6:         Innovation Value, capture value and learning process 1. Examine mechanisms for organisations to capture value
    2. Analyse the implications for organisation performance
    3. Integrate the knowledge from the course closing the loop / reviewing and consolidating the key themes in the course
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students will need to be able to
    - Navigate their way around this course environment.
    - Use search engines to locate designated content on the Internet.
    - Download software applications to your computer.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Assessment 1: Series of Three Quizzes (Managing Innovation, Concepts and Quizzes) Formative End of Week 2, 3, & 4, Sunday 11:59pm 10% (Quizzes are 3%, 3% and 4%) 1,2,3,4
    Assessment 2: Interview and Business Report Summative End of Week 3, Sunday 11:59pm 35% 2,3,6
    Assessment 3: Report on Open Innovation Practices Summative End of Week 5, Sunday 11:59pm 45% 5
    Assessment 4: Critical Business Reflection (ePortfolio) Summative End of Week 6, Sunday 11:59pm 10% 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Assessment Related Requirements
    The submission of all the assessments is a requirement to pass the course.

    The Assessments are three written assignments and one Reflection Journal. The latter is one of a series to be created for each Course in the MBA (ONline) to consolidate your learning,provide a future focus and inform your choice of the Program's final research project.

    Activities leading into the assignments are built into the Course, which will take approximately 40% of your time.

    Within this Course you have the opportunity to capture your personal reflections. These are not assessed.

    The University Assignment Cover sheet with student details and the signed student declaration that the work is their own, and that the University has the right to access the electronic version of the assignment must be submitted with each assignment.

    Applications for extensions must comply with University policy and submitted prior to the due date.
    Late submissions will be subject to University policy
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment 1: Series of three quizzes
    End of Week 2, 3 & 4, Sunday 11:59pm
    Weighting: 10% (quizzes points are 3%, 3% and 4%)

    These are auto marked quizzes; they will contain multiple-choice questions to check student’s understanding of the main concepts of the week.
    Online Quiz 1 a, due end of week 2, 3%.
    Online Quiz 1 b, due end of week 3, 3%.
    Online Quiz 1 c, due end of week 4, 4%.

    Assessment 2: Interview and Business Report
    End of Week 3, Sunday 11:59pm
    Weighting: 35%

    By this stage of the course, students would have covered key concepts about innovation, how to build innovation capabilities in organisations and innovation strategies. This assessment requires students to interview a manager or business owner and create a business report of 1500 words (-/+ 10%).

    Assessment 3: Report on Open Innovation
    End of Week 5, Sunday 11:59pm
    Weighting: 45%

    In this Assessment, students are asked to prepare a document that provides a summary of a fictional organisation that has implemented open innovation successfully and compare it to the ones that failed to do so, to understand the differences and become more aware of potential issues around the implementation of open innovation in the organisation.
    This report will provide the foundations for them to understand best open innovation practices, along with suggestions of what you believe should be actioned to achieve goals.

    Assessments will be submitted in PDF format of 2000 words through MyUni.

    Assessment 4: Critical Business Reflection
    End of Week 6, Sunday 11.59pm
    Weighting: 10%

    To complete this assessment, students will need to first review their reflective journal (e-portfolio), considering:
    - the factors that inhibit their organisation from becoming innovative
    - sources of innovation and strategic searches
    - innovative strategies
    - how to build an innovative organisation.
    They will be required to critically evaluate what they have learnt from this course in the form of a Briefing Paper. They’ll need to determine how your organisation can become more innovative in these four areas by using RSD canvas (as explained during the course).

    Assessments will be submitted in PDF format of 800 words through MyUni.
    Briefing Paper format.

    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.

    Please refer to step by step instructions: MyUni Learning Centre

    There are a few points to note about the submission of assignments:

    Assignment Submission: Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both). Note that assignments may be processed via TURNITIN, which is an online plagiarism prevention tool.

    Cover Sheet: Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work. Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.

    Backup Copy of Assignments: You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing. Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.

    Extensions of Time: An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer. Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date. Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.

    Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade. Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above). Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.

    Resubmission & Remarking
    Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds. All assignments must be submitted by Sunday night, 11:59pm of the week in which they are due.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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