STMGT502-21B (HAM)

Strategic Innovation

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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: ashleigh.neame@waikato.ac.nz
: sade.lomas@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Innovation has a key role in the competitive positioning and performance of organisations. For example, it assists in creating new products, identifying new markets, developing new business models, transforming industries and revitalising mature organisations. In this course, research on the nature of strategic innovation will be examined, discussed and evaluated. In addition, you will study innovative businesses to learn how successful innovations are developed and implemented.

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Paper Structure

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This course involves reviewing and critiquing strategic innovation concepts, and their fit with innovative business practices.

Attendance is expected at one synchronous lecture each week, where we will discuss key concepts as a class. Learning material is provided on Moodle in the form of academic articles and short videos.

There are two sets of projects (and assessments) in this course, which are designed to help students build the skills to think strategically about innovation:

  1. Review of an innovation topic:
    Students undertake a literature review of one Strategic Innovation topic, then present and lead a discussion on the topic in class.
  2. Innovation analysis applied to a business case:
    Students use conceptual frameworks from this class to conduct a case study of a company that is employing (or should employ) artificial intelligence (AI). The case study is presented in written form and then to the class.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Explain the nature and role of strategic innovation and how it impacts on the performance and competitive positioning of organisations.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    LITERATURE REVIEW REPORT (1)
    LITERATURE REVIEW PRESENTATION (2)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE REPORT (3)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE PRESENTATION (4)
    CLASS ENGAGEMENT (5)
  • Demonstrate the ability to review and critically evaluate concepts and research on strategic innovation processes.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    LITERATURE REVIEW REPORT (1)
    LITERATURE REVIEW PRESENTATION (2)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE REPORT (3)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE PRESENTATION (4)
    CLASS ENGAGEMENT (5)
  • Discuss strategic innovation theories and practices with confidence.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    LITERATURE REVIEW REPORT (1)
    LITERATURE REVIEW PRESENTATION (2)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE REPORT (3)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE PRESENTATION (4)
    CLASS ENGAGEMENT (5)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the features and limitations of key innovation theories by applying them to specific examples.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    LITERATURE REVIEW REPORT (1)
    LITERATURE REVIEW PRESENTATION (2)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE REPORT (3)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE PRESENTATION (4)
    CLASS ENGAGEMENT (5)
  • Design and conduct a case research project to explore innovation theory in practice.
    Linked to the following assessments:
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE REPORT (3)
    STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE PRESENTATION (4)
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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. LITERATURE REVIEW REPORT
6 Aug 2021
2:00 PM
28
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. LITERATURE REVIEW PRESENTATION
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE REPORT
8 Oct 2021
2:00 PM
26
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. STRATEGIC INNOVATION CASE PRESENTATION
13 Oct 2021
2:00 PM
16
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. CLASS ENGAGEMENT
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
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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The STMGT502-20B Reading List which is available in Moodle provides direct links to the articles for each class.
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Other Resources

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An introduction to each topic, summarised in a Powerpoint presentation and video recording, will be provided in Moodle.

Zoom will be used for all the class lectures, team meetings and virtual office hours.

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Online Support

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There is access to support with Moodle via Help on the top menu.

Information on the APA referencing format, as mentioned above, and advice on how to prepare a literature review is provided by the University of Waikato library.

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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper which equates to 150 hours work over the trimester.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: STMGT301 or STMGT303 or equivalent

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: STMG512 or STMGT512

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