Innovation and Project Management, 15 credits

Innovation and Project Management, 15 hp

722A41

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course

Examiner

Andrea Fried

Course coordinator

Andrea Fried

Director of studies or equivalent

Svjetlana Pantic Dragisic
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2019 201944-202003 English Linköping
F7YEF Business and Economics Programme - International - French (Business) 7 (Autumn 2019) 201944-202003 English Linköping E
F7YET Business and Economics Programme - International - German (Business) 7 (Autumn 2019) 201944-202003 English Linköping E
F7YES Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish (Business) 7 (Autumn 2019) 201944-202003 English Linköping E
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme (Företagsekonomi) 7 (Autumn 2019) 201944-202003 English Linköping E
F7MIT Master Programme in IT and Management (Master) 3 (Autumn 2019) 201944-202003 English Linköping E

Main field of study

Business Administration

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master Programme in IT and Management
  • Business and Economics Programme
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - French
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - Spanish
  • Business and Economics Programme - International - German

Entry requirements

To be admitted to the course it is required that the student should have – except basic eligibility for university studies – the specific requirements that concerns the advanced part of the programme for access to the course are fulfilled, which concerns the advanced level within the General Business Administration Education. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
After completion of the course, the student should on an advanced level be able to synthesize knowledge gained through reading, discussions, experiences and cases, and express it orally and in writing.

Skills and abilities
After conplition of the course, the student should on an advanced level be able to

  • Analyze complex situations, identify patterns and problems in order to propose solutions in the field of innovation and project management
  • Reflect on the outcomes of different choices on the basis of the theoretical perspectives in the field.

Values and attitudes
After complition of the course, the student should have developed a critical and reflective attitude towards what they read and experience within the field of innovation and project management.

Course content

This course takes its point of departure in the knowledge-based theory of the firm to suggest that the ability of firms to integrate the knowledge of various specialists is vital for innovative and new product development activities to be successful. From such a point of departure research on knowledge integration in and between development projects are discussed. Further, the particular challenges of project-based organizations, which are commonly used to organize innovative and new product development activities, are discussed. So far, the focus has been on innovation and new product development which takes place within the boundaries of a single firm. In the last part of the course we focus on radical innovation and dynamics of innovation to take a more critical approach to the possibilities of managing innovation and acknowledge the fact that some of the most radical innovations have not been generated in carefully managed projects where specialists have integrated their knowledge.

Teaching and working methods

The basic learning pillars of this course are;

  • Lectures, complemented by individual reading to introduce the students to the research areas and lay a theoretical foundation
  • Cases, where the students will apply what they have learned during lectures and reading to show their ability to analyse complex situations and propose relevant solutions
  • Interactive seminars where the above-mentioned cases are discussed and critically reflected upon

The course is designed to encourage active participation and the students are involved in interactive and dialogue-based learning situations. Language of instruction: English.

Examination

The course will be examined through a number of exercises that are spread out over the duration of the course.

  • Written tests (individual)
  • Casework (teams)
  • Research proposal (pairs)

Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
WORK Individual work 1.5 credits U, G
PROP Course Paper 6 credits U, G
CAS1 Caseworks 7.5 credits U, G

Other

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