Organizing for Innovation

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBM064A05
Vaknaam Organizing for Innovation
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Organizing for Innovation
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Develop an in-depth understanding of and explain how various topics on "Organizing for Innovation" are theorized and investigated across different disciplines.
2. Critically reflect on and discuss extant literature in the areas of R&D Management, NPD Management, Innovation Management, and Knowledge Management.
3. Reproduce and apply dominant concepts and theories within the field of "Organizing for Innovation".
4. Effectively communicate in a group orally and in writing.
Omschrijving Innovation is key to a firm's ability to compete and survive in an increasingly sophisticated environment. Innovation implies arranging a wide range of organizational activities, including the development of new products and the implementation of emerging technologies. But how can firms organize for innovation successfully? The purpose of this course is to give students an advanced understanding of current academic research on Organizing for Innovation. In line with the multi-disciplinary nature of the innovation phenomenon, we will discuss state-of-the-art research on Organizing for innovation from different academic perspectives (e.g., R&D and knowledge management). The course is organized in interactive weekly lectures that require students to prepare beforehand. We will address core themes in the field of Organizing for Innovation, which may include topics such as organizing for discontinuous innovation, organizing knowledge for innovation, etc. During the lectures the main theoretical concepts and implications of the topic will be presented. Related academic articles deepen the understanding of the topic. Based on specific assignments, students will be asked to play an active role in the presentation and critical assessment of these papers.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -interactief hoorcollege
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen), actieve deelname
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Dr. P.J.O. Kuusela
Docent(en) T.S. Fokkema ,dr. K.R.E. Huizingh ,Dr. P.J.O. Kuusela
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Selected academic articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden General requirements for admittance to the MScBA
Opmerkingen Secretary: room 5411-0434, tel. +31(0)50 363 7147, e-mail t.j.beuker@rug.nl
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (basisprogramma MSc BA SIM) 1 semester I a verplicht