The module covers the following three key areas:
Innovation and knowledge: The importance of innovation, definitions and models, main concepts and analytical tools, the interaction of technology, markets and organisations, the innovating firm in its environment, knowledge as a business resource.
Strategic management of innovation: Corporate competencies for innovation, innovation in technology-intensive industries, collaborative arrangements, patents strategy, multinational company networks.
Innovation policy: The economic foundations of technology and innovation policy, innovation policy in a globalising economy, intellectual property rights, innovation systems.
- Models of innovation
- Innovation strategy in technology intensive industries
- Technology strategy and collaborative arrangements
- Innovation and communities
- Intellectual property rights
- Innovation and multinational company networks
- Technology and innovation policy: rationale and implications
- Corporate competencies for innovation
On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to:
- understand key issues involved in managing innovation in firms.
- understand the rationale and development of technology and innovation policy.
- understand the effects of international property rights.
- understand the impact of innovation on communities.
- Unseen written end of term online examination (100%)
To qualify to register for a stand-alone individual module, applicants will need:
- Either, a bachelor’s degree which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree from an institution acceptable to the University;
- Or, a minimum of two years’ work experience in a relevant field. This will most commonly be in a management position but each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.