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Managing Innovation

Course
2020-2021

Admission requirements

none

Description

This course gives an introduction into the field of innovation management, combining academic theory with real world best practices. Leading questions are: What is innovation management? Why management of innovation? How do innovation processes work?

Course objectives

Starting from featuring established theories and models of innovation management we will proceed with discussing current trends such as open and user-driven innovation, design thinking, crowdsourcing, and the use of (digital) experimentation in the innovation process. Important topics are the distinction between invention and innovation, the organization of change associated with innovation, and organizational structures for innovation in firms and in collaboration with other firms in clusters and innovation systems. The course will blend academic insights with practical exercises and real-life cases.

Timetable

The schedule can be found on the Leiden University SBB website.

Detailed table of contents can be found on uSis.

Mode of instruction

6 lectures (2 hours per lecture).
Lectures will provide a short introduction followed by (prepared) case presentations and class discussion. Active participation in the class discussion is required to attain the learning goals.

Assessment method

The requirements for the course and the contribution of each towards the final grade are as follows:

Group assignments (30%)
Students are assigned to groups, which are announced on Blackboard. Students are required to submit a total of 3 group assignments. These group assignments should be written in the format of a memo that addresses the question the groups are asked to answer in 1-page max. Group assignments should be submitted by midnight the day before the class during which the case that is discussed via Blackboard.

Exam (70%)
The final exam is a closed book exam and will cover the readings for the course and the lecture notes.

A week after the final grades are known an announcement will put on Brightspace with the date, time and location where students can review the exam and standard answers.

Reading list

Reading list will be announced.

Registration

You need to do two steps:
1. Fill in this link;
2. Sign up for classes and examinations (including resits) in uSis (in time).

There is only limited capacity for external students. Please contact the programme Co-ordinator

Contact

For all your questions you can contact info@sbb.leidenuniv.nl

Note: If you are an ICTiBPS student, you can contact the programme coordinator of ICTiBPS for any questions about your program.

Remarks

  • Students are responsible for enrolling/unenrolling themselves for (partial) exams/retakes.

  • Students are responsible for enrolling themselves for (partial) exams/retakes.

  • The deadline for enrolling for an exam/retake is 10 calendar days before the exam/retake takes place (exam date - 10 = deadline enrolling date).

  • Students who do not enroll themselves for an exam/retake by the deadline are not allowed to take the exam/retake.

  • Students fail the course if any of the components that make up the final mark of the course is assessed below 5.0.

  • The final grade is expressed as a whole or half number between 1.0 and 10.0, including both limits. The result is not to be expressed as a number between 5.0 and 6.0.

  • If one of the components of the final mark constitutes a component that assesses attendance or class participation, students cannot take a retake for this component. Therefore, students fail the course if their mark for this component is less than 5.0.

  • It is not possible to do retakes for group assignments. Therefore, if students fail the group assignment component, they fail the course.

  • Students pass the course if the final mark is 6.0 or higher (5.49 will rounded down to a 5 and a 5.5 will be rounded up to a 6.0).

  • For courses, for which class participation is an assessment component, students may not be penalised for an absence if the student has a legitimate justification for this absence. The student must notify the program coordinator via email (info@sbb.leidenuniv.nl) of such an absence BEFORE the lecture, describing the reason for missing the lecture. If the student does not notify the program coordinator before the lecture, the student will be penalised. Students may be required to provide further documentation to substantiate their case, and class attendance requirements are only waived under exceptional circumstances such as illness.

  • Students who are entitled to more exam/retake time must report to info@sbb.leidenuniv.nl 10 days before the exam/retake takes place.