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Understanding the innovation process in organisations

Course

Management of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

7.5 credits

AS2019

100%

Campus

This course examines theories and models for understanding the innovation process, emphasising the innovation process as a collective action, i.e. an interaction with and between partners, colleagues, teams, clients and suppliers, external networks, and institutions, and studying innovation processes in large organisations and in small businesses.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Skills that are in demand in all sectors Knowledge of Business Studies means you can work as an auditor, with marketing or with financing. You will have developed skills in how businesses can be organised, developed and renewed to survive on a competitive market. Business Studies can be combined with other subjects to broaden your competence. It is possible to work as a business administrator in almost all areas of society. Business Studies is therefore useful in all sectors and industries. After your studies, you can work in business administration for various types of companies and organisations. Business Studies provides skills that are beneficial in leadership positions. You will be able to follow and understand business developments, and be able to understand, explain and act in various organisational contexts. You will also gain innovative perspectives that will be useful in your private and professional life. What are former students doing now? Former students have different roles in multiple areas of business and public administration. Some of them run their own businesses. The ones who work in business administration are often on a career path, working their way up through an organisation. Others work in accounting, finances, budgeting and auditing, or in marketing, sales and purchasing, as well as in projects and review boards. Common workplaces include companies in services, trade and industry, or in banks, insurance companies, public authorities or organisations, or accounting and consulting agencies. Some also work for international companies and organisations. Read about research in this subject
Managing the way innovation processes transform ideas to practice This course captures the growing awareness of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship for economic growth and competitiveness, which is found in both research literature and in policy and practice. Innovation requires more than creative capacities to invent new ideas; it requires managerial and entrepreneurial skills to transform ideas into practice, in terms of new products, services, production methods, distribution systems, markets and organisational forms etc. This course covers a number of theories and models for understanding the innovation process, emphasising the innovation process as a collective action, i.e. an interaction with and between partners, colleagues, teams, clients and suppliers, external networks, and institutions, etc. It also examines the barriers and opportunities for managers to strategically and operationally direct and control the innovation process, looking at innovation processes in both large, established firms and new ventures. Course design Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars, group projects. The course is assessed through active participation in seminars, a group project and written examination.
Understand how organisations are built up, developed and renewed Business Studies is the right subject for you if you want to understand how organisations are built up, developed and renewed. The subject covers four areas: organisation and leadership, marketing, accounting and financing. You will study both private and public organisations. Businesses supply many of the goods and services we consume in our daily lives, so they have a vital role in society. Half of everything produced by Swedish companies is exported abroad, which is important for Sweden’s wealth. In a global economy, Swedish companies face competition from almost the entire world. Business Studies will give you tools to help businesses remain competitive on a global market. Companies are surrounded by a society in constant change. Business Studies covers entrepreneurship and innovation. Resourcefulness is necessary for new companies to be founded and for existing companies to survive. Entrepreneurship and innovation are therefore important areas of Business Studies. You will develop your ability to help companies survive by finding financing and making them profitable.