Organizing for Innovation

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBM064A05
Vaknaam Organizing for Innovation
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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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 impacts organizations’ ability to compete and survive in an increasingly sophisticated market environment. Innovation constitutes a wide range of organizational activities, including the development of new products and the implementation of emerging technologies.
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 first discuss state-of-the-art research on "Organizing for innovation" from different academic perspectives (i.e. strategic management perspectives). The course is organized in 1 introduction session and 6 interactive half-day workshops (attendance obligatory). Topics to be addressed are: 1) Organizing for continuous innovation; 2) Organizing for discontinuous innovation; 3) Organizing innovation in teams; 4) Managing knowledge for innovation; 5) Managing change for innovation; 6) Developing capabilities for innovation.
During the first hour of each workshop, the main theoretical concepts and implications of the topic will be introduced. Subsequently, three papers will be presented and discussed. 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
Onderwijsvorm gecombineerde hoor-/werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. I. Estrada Vaquero
Docent(en) dr. I. Estrada Vaquero ,prof. dr. D.L.M. Faems
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Selected academic articles
Entreevoorwaarden General requirements for admittance to the MScBA
Opmerkingen Contact person:
Secretary Dui. 434: tel. 050-363 6543, email:
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc BA - Strategic Innovation Management/SIM  (basisprogramma MSc BA SIM) 1 semester I a verplicht