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[ 986CABUCB2S19 ] SE CB2: Understanding innovation

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3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Business Administration Matthias Fink 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites KS BC1: Induction-team development UND KS BC2: Foundations of management UND KS BC3: Foundational readings and academic writing
Original study plan Master's programme Leading Innovative Organizations 2021W
Objectives
  • Students understand how leading organizations manage innovation
  • They are familiar with the core principles and limitations of current innovation management in established firms.
  • Students are capable of equally drawing on the academic and the practitioner discourse—eliciting their theoretical and practical implications, and critically reflecting on them.
  • They are capable of applying the acquired knowledge to real-life cases.
Subject Innovation has become a ubiquitous, if not inflationary term, and yet little is known about how ‘the new enters into the world’. For the most part, innovation management has focused on mitigating innovation risks and keeping the unknown in check — a most necessary yet insufficient agenda for management and organization in the 21st century, where continuous renewal of products, services, business models and organizations has become a business essential. This seminar focuses on two critical aspects of creativity in organizational con-texts: creative processes, that is known procedures likely to yield unknown high-quality outcomes, more specifically, results that prove both new and valuable; and creative organizations, that is collectives (characterized by internal differentiation and integration) that appear as the (often sustainable) source of exceptionally creative ideas, where ‘creative’ again refers to the astonishing blend of new and valuable. This seminar builds on students’ previously acquired knowledge about creative individuals and networks. It particularly addresses the possibilities and limitations of managing inno¬vation in established firms.
Criteria for evaluation Presence in class is mandatory. The final grade is equally composed of the exam (50%) and class participation (50%).
Language English or German
Study material Selected texts on current topics
Changing subject? No
Further information Alternativangebot in deutscher Sprache möglich
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 20
Assignment procedure Direct assignment