Innovation & Technology Management - MAN00016M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Deborah Roberts
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module aims to build an appreciation of the importance of innovation and to build an awareness of the role of technology, both strategically and operationally, within organisations. The module specifically looks at the opportunities and constraints that technology brings.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content
Importance of technological innovation for industry/society, definition of innovation, the innovation process, elements of innovation strategy accepting the challenge, formulating and implementing strategy, and delivering value managing research and development (R&D), new product development, collaboration, commercialisation and production and operations, role of knowledge management.

Academic and graduate skills
Successful completion of the module will demonstrate that students are able to:-

  • Express the strategic case for innovation in organisational, business, economic and cultural contexts
  • Demonstrate a keen understanding of alternative perspectives on innovation management and their theoretical and historical underpinnings
  • Integrate theory and practical experience to formulate strategies for different types of organisation, including their own
  • Critically evaluate the main debates in the subject area as represented by recent research and make reasoned choices concerning the alternative approaches proposed

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
3,000 words assignment to include portfolio of work
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
3,000 words assignment to include portfolio of work
N/A 100

Module feedback

A comprehensive module assessment report is released to students immediately after the summer term exam board.

Indicative reading

Tidd and Bessant (2013), Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change 5th Edition. Wiley



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