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Innovations in organization management

Academic Year
Instruction in English
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
1 year, 3, 4 module


Course Syllabus


The purposes of the course are to form students' understanding of the methods of work of innovative organizations and their management, understanding the ways of examination of innovative projects and enterprises, as well as the formation of knowledge about the patent and licensing activities of enterprises and the marketing of innovations.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • • Defining types and patterns of innovation.
  • • Search of the sources of innovation and ideas generating.
  • • Defining innovation-related strategic decisions within organizations.
  • • Managing the processes of new product development.
  • • Developing the paths of cooperation for innovation-based projects.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire experience of working in team on analysis in the areas of technology management and policy
  • Be able to critically assess various types of analyses in the area of innovation and actively take part in independent analysis
  • Learn major strategic issues involved in technology management at organisational level including in open and collaborative innovation
  • Make students develop their data collection and analysis skills.
  • Learn the major patterns of dynamics of technical change and evaluate ongoing structural changes within that context
  • Learn the major models of technology diffusion and factors involved in their design
  • Be able to manage the processes of new product development
  • Be able to assess capacity to extrapolate from existing researchand scholarshiptoidentify new or revised approaches to policy and practicedevelopstudents ability to understand and analyse
  • Be able to critically assess various sources of innovation fundings;
  • • Learn to analyse pitfalls of in-house R&D and open innovation model
  • • Understand the current state of innovation infrastructure;
  • Analyze key elements of innovation infrastructure, their importance for ensuring sustainable economic growth;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • The Theoretical Foundations of Innovation
  • Patterns of Innovation
  • Market Adoption and Technology Diffusion
  • Managing innovation within firms
  • Funding for innovation
  • Managing Organizational Knowledge
  • Capturing the Business Value of Innovation
  • Networks and Collaboration Strategies
  • Open innovation and technology transfer
  • Innovation Support Infrastructure
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class activity (case studies, group tasks, quizzes)
    An in-class activity is assessed according to the results of individual and/or group work in accordance with the educational technology used: problem solving, case studies, discussions. The final score of the in-class activity is calculated as the average score of all activities during the module (set in a 10-point scale).
  • non-blocking Quiz 1
    The test consists of 15 questions. Each question in the quiz is in multiple-choice or matching answer format. The quiz will be 20 minutes long.
  • non-blocking Quiz 2
    The test consists of 10 questions. Each question in the quiz is in multiple-choice, matching answer format. There are at least 2 open questions.. The quiz will be 20 minutes long.
  • non-blocking Group project
    Students in a group of 3-4 people should estimate a current level of firm`s innovation activity and its innovation potential. Based on the analysis, students have to provide some recommendations to boost firm` s innovation and formulate an innovation strategy.
  • non-blocking Research based essay
    A research based essay should be written in a group of 2 people (or a student can do it individually). The list of topics is provided by the teacher.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.25 * Group project + 0.1 * In-class activity (case studies, group tasks, quizzes) + 0.1 * In-class activity (case studies, group tasks, quizzes) + 0.15 * Quiz 1 + 0.1 * Quiz 2 + 0.3 * Research based essay


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • • Dodgson, M, et al. (2008) The Management of Technological Innovation : Strategy and Practice, Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • Tidd, J., Bessant, J. R., & Pavitt, K. (2012). Managing innovation : integrating technological, market and organizational change. Chichester [Etc.].
  • Trott, P. (2017). Innovation Management and New Product Development (Vol. Sixth edition). Harlow, Enlgand: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1419855

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bogers, M., Chesbrough, H., Heaton, S., & Teece, D. J. (2019). Strategic Management of Open Innovation: A Dynamic Capabilities Perspective. California Management Review, 62(1), 77–94. https://doi.org/10.1177/0008125619885150
  • Chesbrough, H. (2012). Open Innovation. Research Technology Management, 55(4), 20. https://doi.org/10.5437/08956308X5504085
  • Daniel Marco-Stefan Kleber. (2018). Design Thinking for Creating an Increased Value Proposition to Improve Customer Experience. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.B1673540
  • Schoemaker, P. J. H., Heaton, S., & Teece, D. (2018). Innovation, Dynamic Capabilities, and Leadership. California Management Review, 61(1), 15–42. https://doi.org/10.1177/0008125618790246
  • The Oxford handbook of group creativity and innovation. (2019). Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsnar&AN=edsnar.oai.pure.rug.nl.publications.c911f8c4.a6e2.428b.b7fa.81051607f066