Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership Innovation and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

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

Module code: TSM10110
Module leader: Martin Robertson
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages


Description of module content:

This module is concerned with examining the relevant theories and practices associated with effective leadership and innovation, and looking at the role that technology can play both within these areas and as an entity within itself. The emphasis throughout is upon how we might more effectively address the challenge of creating and sustaining competitiveness in tourism, hospitality and events organisations through leadership, innovation and current and emergent technology. In this module you will learn about a range of different leadership and innovation theories and their relevance to, and impacts upon, organisations. In addition you will be introduced to the role of innovation, the innovation process and its effective practice within the tourism, hospitality and events contexts. The links between leadership and innovation will be examined and the role of technology will be appraised within the context of THE industries. The module will approach this in a manner which reflects the interconnected nature of the subjects under investigation and how these apply to more contemporary themes within THE (Tourism, Hospitality and Events) industries such as diversity, equality and sustainability.
This module is intended to support your development as an effective professional manager through an examination of cutting edge theories and practices associated with leadership, innovation and technology in the challenging environments faced by modern tourism, hospitality and events organisations. Students will be introduced to the main theories associated with effective leadership and develop a critical understanding of these theories and approaches to leadership, with a particular focus on their application within the context of the tourism, hospitality and events industries.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify and evaluate theories of leadership, innovation and technology in the context of THE
LO2: Assess innovation and technology’s current and potential impacts within the context of tourism, hospitality, and events organisations.
LO3: Critically appraise the new product development process and critique its application within the THE industries.
LO4: Critically assess the importance of effective of leadership, innovation and current and emergent technologies on the performance of THE organisations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Sarah Snell
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 11
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 177
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 25 1 and 4 5 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 75 2,3 & 4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100