STMGT301-20A (TGA)

Strategy and Innovation Management

15 Points

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School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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Innovation is at the heart of value creation and it is increasingly important for improving performance and competitiveness. However, managing innovation is not easy or automatic. This paper examines innovative organisations to understand the different types of innovation and the processes involved in developing and managing them successfully.
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Paper Structure

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The teaching and learning objectives for this paper focus on developing knowledge, skills and abilities in the strategic management of innovations. Case studies and experiential internet-based exercises will be used to evaluate the innovation concepts and how innovation processes work in practice. As there are no tutorials for this paper, all of the classes will include interactive activities and finish with an online Moodle quiz. Attendance at class and participation in the cases and exercises is very important to achieve the learning goals.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Explain the nature and role of innovation in improving the strategic positioning and performance of organisations
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  • Compare and contrast the different sources and types of innovation
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  • Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of organisational factors for enabling or inhibiting the process of developing and taking new innovations to market
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  • Apply innovation process models/theories to analyse innovative organisations
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  • Assess the factors involved in creating and capturing value from innovations.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. INNOVATION TYPES and SOURCES
3 Apr 2020
12:00 PM
24
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. STRATEGIC INNOVATION TEAM CHALLENGE CASE REPORT
8 May 2020
12:00 PM
24
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. STRATEGIC INNOVATION TEAM CHALLENGE PRESENTATION
11 May 2020
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. MAJOR TEST
25 May 2020
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. ONLINE QUIZZES
14
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Tidd, J. and Bessant, J. (2014). Strategic Innovation Management. Wiley, UK.

ISBN 978-1-118-45723-8 (pbk) ISBN 978-1-118-86333-6 (ebk)

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Recommended Readings

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Additional reading about innovative organisations from news, media and company websites is highly recommended.
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Other Resources

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Additional readings,cases, videos and exercises for specific classes will be provided via Moodle Activities and Resources.
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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper = 150 hours of work.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This is a core 300 level paper in the revised Strategic Management major from 2019.

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: STMG191 or STMGT101

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: STMG346, STMG446

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