The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


A critical aspect of a modern enterprise is to develop a holistic understanding of innovation management. Enterprise competitive advantage stems from a culture of continuous improvement and strategically driving this from an enhanced interpretation of user needs. This course explores why innovation management plays a pivotal role in such advancement and, in doing so, will include multiple interpretations of innovation management, including a resource based interpretation as well as strategic competitive and open innovation interpretations. Key aspects for students of this broader approach relate to the central role of consistently reviewing business models as well as enterprise functions and processes.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Critically analyse tools and frameworks for building a more comprehensive view of innovation management and for advancing a culture of innovation

2. Theorise and evaluate disruptive technologies and disruptive innovation and what this means for modern enterprise

3. Theorise and reflect about processes for delivering improved innovation performance and critically analyse capability development within the context of exploring and exploiting strategic innovation opportunities

4. Strategically review the role of open innovation from an outside-in and inside-out perspective

5. Demonstrate the effective application of theories, tools and frameworks to case study and other real-world settings


The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Introduction to advanced innovation management and enterprise growth
  2. Role of innovation for clusters, regions and nations
  3. Processes behind sustaining innovation outcomes including development, application, commercialisation and diffusion
  4. Managing product and process innovation within firms
  5. The growth of service innovation
  6. Strategic innovation, leadership and ambidextrous organisations
  7. Open innovation and networks
  8. Market adoption and technology diffusion

Assumed knowledge

MNGT1002 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Report Plan

Written Assignment: Short Essay

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Major Report

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct and PSB Singapore

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.