Module title: Managing Innovation

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENT11107
Module leader: Stefania Romano
School The Business School
Subject area group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stefania Romano
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching approach is one of offering learning for, and through, entrepreneurship. This involves you utilising theoretical models and frameworks and applying them to practical business scenarios. You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic together with core academic theory. You will also be directed to a variety of other learning sources including (e-)books, (e-)journals and other web-based resources to support your learning and acquire knowledge for yourself. You will also be able to apply new knowledge within the context of your professional experience, reflecting on and learning from your prior experience and developing abilities to apply this in new situations.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The content will facilitate the development of key skills such as reflective learning and critical thinking. Scholarship skills are developed through completion of the assessment

Assessment
Assessment is by two reports. Formative assessment covers LO1 and LO2. Summative assessment covers LO3 and LO4.

Research / teaching linkages
Research skills are developed in the preparation of materials for in-class discussions where you will be required to source, analyse and present information. This is reinforced through the summative assessments in which the report draws on your information retrieval and analysis skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials will be available through the VLE and you can format these in a style that best matches your needs. Where additional special needs support is required this will be organised on an individual basis with the student concerned.

Internationalisation
Materials reference international examples and case studies. Discussion will draw upon the international perspectives from the diverse student body.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 70 3,4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stefania Romano
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning and teaching approach is one of offering learning for, and through, entrepreneurship. This involves you utilising theoretical models and frameworks and applying them to practical business scenarios. You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic together with core academic theory. You will also be directed to a variety of other learning sources including (e-)books, (e-)journals and other web-based resources to support your learning and acquire knowledge for yourself. You will also be able to apply new knowledge within the context of your professional experience, reflecting on and learning from your prior experience and developing abilities to apply this in new situations.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The content will facilitate the development of key skills such as reflective learning and critical thinking. Scholarship skills are developed through completion of the assessment

Assessment
Assessment is by two reports. Formative assessment covers LO1 and LO2. Summative assessment covers LO3 and LO4.

Research / teaching linkages
Research skills are developed in the preparation of materials for in-class discussions where you will be required to source, analyse and present information. This is reinforced through the summative assessments in which the report draws on your information retrieval and analysis skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
Materials will be available through the VLE and you can format these in a style that best matches your needs. Where additional special needs support is required this will be organised on an individual basis with the student concerned.

Internationalisation
Materials reference international examples and case studies. Discussion will draw upon the international perspectives from the diverse student body.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1, 2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 70 3, 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

One of the most significant issues a manager faces when attempting to create a successful organisation in today’s fast changing technologically driven business environment is the management of innovation. This module is about the management of innovation and in this module you will learn how to manage it in a practical way. You will do this by examining, discussing and critically evaluating, in detail, both the theory and practice of innovation management in some of the world’s most innovative organisations. You will, during this learning process, in addition to honing your analytical skills, be encouraged to create an extensive ‘toolkit’ which you could use when managing innovation in your future career.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain and critically reflect on innovation and why it is crucial to competitive advantage and organisational success
LO2: Conceptualise and critically explore the context and process of innovation management
LO3: Analyse the innovation management in a variety of organisations using examples from the world’s most innovative firms
LO4: Critically evaluate innovation management and provide recommendations for change demonstrating appropriate judgement

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Managing Innovation
Managing Innovation(002)