Trott, Paul, 2013. Innovation Management and New Product Development, Financial Times/ Prentice Hall - M.U.A
Ries, Eric, 2011. The Lean Startup, Penguin Books
Morris, L. 2011. The Innovation Master Plan - the CEOs guide to innovation, www.innovationlabs.com, Chapters 1, 4, 5 and 6.
Dodgson, Mark, Gann, David M., Salter, Ammon 2008. Management of Technological Innovation: Strategy and Practice, OUP Oxford
Mello, Sheila Mackey, Wayne Lasser, Ronald Tait, Richard 2005. Value Innovation Portfolio Management, J. Ross Publishing Inc.
Alzira Salama, 2011. Creating and Re-Creating Corporate Entrepreneurial Culture, Routledge, Gower
Goodman, M., Dingli, S., 2013. Creativity and Strategic Innovation Management, Routledge, New York, NY
More reading materials in Optima.
The course consists of two 8 hour contact days, individual and group assignments work and peer reviews and also self-assessments. Assignments and student groups will be introduced and discussed during the contact days. Feedback and discussion in contact day lectures and also in Optima learning environment.
Assignments will be assessed with scale 0-5 where 0 is failed. All the assignments need to be returned in due time. The course final grade will be average from the assignments. Student missing a contact day is expected to complete a given compensation assignment on the contact day topics.
01.09.2020 - 31.12.2020
02.05.2020 - 30.09.2020
20 - 35
Engineering and Business
Master of Business Administration, Business Management
There is no exam in this course.
The course uses constructionist learning, in which new theories and practices learned are applied to the individual's previous knowledge and experience. The lectures deal with modern innovations, their theories, models and their applications in different organizations. Contact teaching aims to be conversational and student-centered. Students apply their own professional experience and new learning to solve real-life problems of different assignments given during the course.
Contact days will cover 2x 8 h, learning assignment, peer/self-assessments 47 h and group/project work 70 h of individual student work. Total about 133 h.
Learning environment (Optima) for the course will open one month before the first contact day for students who have enrolled and accepted to the course. Preliminary Assignment (self-assessment) should be returned to Optima before the first contact day.
Economic growth and innovations, the big picture
Innovation history and drives, innovation indexes and metrics
Innovation types, context, innovations in products/services, in different business and organizations
Radical disruptive innovations, open/closed innovation model, innovation s-curve, ecosystems
Enabling technologies, digital platform economy
Idea generation, product development process, project portfolio management
Innovation processes, Lean startup process, innovation strategy
Student has not completed assignments work and other given tasks acceptably in due time. The returned assignments are superficial and/or do not correspond to topics requested in the assignment.
The assignment work shows that student is managing the basic concepts and theories of innovation management.
Student is managing well the theories and concepts of innovation management and is applying the knowledge to the benefit of his/her organization and other stakeholders. Student is using well the given literature and apply it to given assignments.
Student is managing the theories and concepts of innovation management outstandingly and is applying the knowledge to the benefit of the organization and other stakeholders. Student is able to use the given literature in excellent way and is capable finding and applying relevant additional professional and scientific information sources creating new valuable viewpoints. The student demonstrates significant initiative, brings forward validated new ideas and inspires others with his or her innovation management capabilities.