Course code INN210

INN210 Innovation

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Course responsible: Elin Kubberød
Teachers: Nils Sanne
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Maximum 30 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Masters degree students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Course contents:
Introduction to innovation, definitions. Innovation in global context, economic importance of innovation. Sources of and models for innovation. Types of innovation. Theories of innovation. The innovation process.Creativity and innovative teams. Innovation Management. Sources of innovation.Innovation networks.Decision under uncertainty.
Learning outcome:
The course shall provide the students with basic knowledge about what innovation is and the importance of innovation for value creation of firms and nations. Students should know the difference between innovation and invention. They will learn about different types and theories of innovation, and the connection between innovation and technological change. The students will get insight in the innovation process,creativity in innovation, innovation strategy, sources of innovation, importance of networks, decisions under uncertainty, basic insights in the business plan and evaluation of innovation projects and the importance of knowledge and learning in the innovation process. In addition the students will gain insight and experiential training in how to develop ideas, evaluate them and test them out in early innovation phase.
Learning activities:
The course is based on active participation of the students and focuses on knowledge building through individual problem solving,exercises, presentations and group work.
Teaching support:
Joe Tidd and John Bessant: Managing Innovation.5th Edition. Wiley Additional literature will be announced when the course starts.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Two written assignments.
The continuous assessment of the students\´ work and contributions conclude with an oral examination based on the work the students have done during the course. The two assignments counts 15% of the final grade each. The final oral examination counts 70% of the final grade.
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures, excercises and written assignements.
An external examiner will follow the continuous assessment as well as the final oral examination.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått