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Innovation Management - MAN00085M

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  • Department: The York Management School
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Luisa Huatuco
  • Credit value: 15 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Online Teaching Period 4 2021-22

Module aims

This module aims to build an appreciation of the importance of innovation both strategically and operationally within organisations. It takes a process view of innovation and students look at the stages of the innovation process. Students select an organisation to study during the course of this module and they will reflect on the organisation’s approach to innovation and critically evaluate it.

Module learning outcomes

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, with particular emphasis on sustainability, ethics or globalisation issues.
  • 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.

Module content

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.


Task Length % of module mark
2,500 word assignment
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
2,500 word assignment
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive regular feedback on formative weekly activities and on the formative assessment. They will also receive a feedback sheet with detailed comments on the summative assessment explaining how they performed in relation to the assessment criteria. Turnaround time for summative assessment is 4 weeks. At the end of term, the module leader will develop a report about the module and the students’ performance which, once approved by the Board of Exams, will be uploaded onto VLE and made accessible to students.

Indicative reading

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

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