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Course module: NWI-FMT003E
Innovation Management
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Course moduleNWI-FMT003E
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Institute for Science, Innovation and Society;
dr. R.A.W. Kok
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Contactperson for the course
dr. R.A.W. Kok
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dr. R.A.W. Kok
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dr. P.E.M. Ligthart
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prof. dr. ir. E.J. Sol
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Academic year2017
KW1  (04/09/2017 to 12/11/2017)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-

The purpose of the course is for students to:

  • Acquire knowledge in the field of innovation management including Research and Development and New Product Development with the emphasis on sustainable and technological innovations.
  • Apply this knowledge in theoretical cases on key sustainability themes of the SMI-master variant, in order to acquire sufficient knowledge to eventually apply this knowledge in ‘real life’ settings.
  • Recognize and interpret different theoretical perspectives on aspects of innovation management.
  • Acquire an understanding of the fundamental theories that describe the practices of management, strategy and marketing in which innovation management processes are embedded.
  • Assess the value of scientific knowledge in the field of innovation management.
  • Present and discuss this knowledge amongst groups of peers.
Innovation determines the dynamics of the economy. Organizations innovate to stay viable. This course focuses on issues of innovation from a management perspective. The main issues concern the dilemmas of innovation management and innovation enhancement: how and to what extent are these innovation processes manageable with the aim to improve them? In these processes various factors play an important role, such as creativity, entrepreneurship, structure, linkages, and a bit of luck.
This course offers the student knowledge about the structure and nature of the innovation process (product as well as process innovation). Furthermore, it offers the students instruments to cope with the different dilemmas of innovation management. In addition the course focuses on understanding the way innovation processes are embedded in the practices of management, strategy, and marketing.
The following themes will be treated:
  • Managing the firm and innovation
  • Innovation definition
  • Networks, partnership and alliances
  • Technological developments, innovation strategies and corporate strategies
  • Organizing innovation and R&D
  • Process of new product development
  • Sources and marketing of new products
  • Systems of innovation
To be announced.
Teaching formats

• 84 hours individual study period
Extra information teaching methods:

• Lectures, seminars
• Group assignments
• Student presentations and discussions
Test information
Group assignments, presentations, and individual written exam
Master student of Faculty of Science, Management and Innovation-Specialisation
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Instructional modes
Attendance MandatoryYes

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Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2

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