The Management and Shaping of Innovation

Module code: MN7319

What can we learn from prior cases of successful and failed innovation?

In answering this question, we will draw upon a wide array of concepts from the academic literature, and illustrate these through a diverse range of case studies and examples of innovation and innovative organisations, across the private sector, public sector and charity sector. The aim of the module is to encourage reflection on the multifaceted, varied, and complex nature of innovation and innovative activity within and between organisations.

In doing so, we will explore innovation from multiple levels of analysis – the individual, the team, the organisation, the sector, the region, and the nation-state – and adopt a broad notion of innovation, incorporating radical and incremental products, services, and processes etc.