Core Module Information
Module title: Managing Innovation

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

Module code: ENT11927
Module leader: Paolo Gerli
School The Business School
Subject area group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation


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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Renata Osowska
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is delivered using the medium of blended learning, where the weekly lectures are delivered through learning packages, while the tutorials are conducted face to face.

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. Materials will reference international examples and case studies. The tutorials will develop your analytic abilities and enable you to apply your knowledge to practical situations where the discussion will draw upon the international perspectives from the student body.

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. Formative assessment covers LO1 and LO2. Summative assessment covers LO3 and LO4. 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 reports draw on your information retrieval and analysis skills.

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.

Formative Assessment:
There will be ongoing formative assessment during the module through the tutorials.
There will be exercises to do each week and discussion points. During the tutorial
the tutor can pick up on any aspects you are less confident about, and work through the solutions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment consist of two coursework assessments (individual reports). Both tasks will enable students to identify and interrogate key aspects of the innovation management in their chosen organisations by applying Tidd and Bessant’s Framework. The final assessment will also enable students to provide recommendations to improve innovation management within chosen organisations.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 15
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2 6 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Report 70 3,4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Managing Innovation - ENT11927