NBS8214 : Technology Change and Innovation Management
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Richter
- Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to expose students to key concepts and theoretical debates related to the management of innovation and to develop students’ critical understanding of radical and incremental technological change. It is designed to develop a critical understanding of these topics but aims to be inclusive for students who may lack existing knowledge of the subject matter. The module seeks to be relevant to those aiming at a professional career in all economic sectors, especially in technology-intensive firms, consultancies, research organisations, governmental or quasi-governmental organisations or academia.
Outline Of Syllabus
The innovation process – definitions and key concepts; Drivers of innovation; Strategic approaches to innovation; user involvement in innovation; Technology policy and national systems of innovation; Models of technology change.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||32:00||32:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||9||2:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||25:00||25:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Rationale and Relationship to Learning Outcomes
The lectures will underpin the theoretical aspects of the module and students will be expected to carry out directed reading and independent studies where appropriate. This will be further enhanced by group activities in class.
The lectures will provide the context for small group work and independent work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||100||2000 word individual assignment|
|Oral Presentation||1||M||Individual and small group evaluation of summative assessment exemplars|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The individual assignment will be set to assess students’ understanding of the theories and debates in innovation management and technological change.