Short Title:Innovation
Full Title:Innovation
Module Code:INNO H3003
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Dara Mac Carthy
Module Description:This module examines the strategic importance of innovation for sustaining growth in organisations. It uses a combination of theory concepts, application processes and case analysis to develop decision making processes and apply them to business situations. Specifically the module aims to address the contribution that technology makes to innovation, the sourcing of innovation opportunities at both macro and micro levels, new product /service design, development and commercialisation process, the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to new product development and how innovation is managed within organisations on an ongoing basis. There is a heavy emphasis placed on the concept of innovation within the digital environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically evaluate the strategic importance of innovation to organisations and economic systems.
LO2 Critically evaluate and defend the ongoing theoretical ideas relating to innovation and demonstrate their relevance in practice.
LO3 Evaluate the systems available to support and nurture corporate innovation and direct action to use these supports.
LO4 Explain and discuss the role of new product/new service development and the stages involved in the commercialization process.
LO5 Explain the role of the digital environment in the concept of innovation.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will have to submit an in depth report which critically evaluates an organisation's approach to stimulating and managing innovation. As an alternative assessment, students will do a case study analysis of a real world situation and formulate a practical response to the case problems set. Students will submit and/or present their findings. 1,2,3,4 40.00 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning Reading/Study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Reading /Study 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • David Smith, Exploring Innovation, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 9780077121235]
Recommended Book Resources
  • John Bessant, Joe Tidd 2011, Innovation and entrepreneurship, 2 Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-0-470-03269-5]
  • Bettina von Stamm 2008, Managing innovation, design and creativity, 2 Ed. [ISBN: 978-0-470-51066-7]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • HBR 2013, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation [ISSN: 11363E-KND-ENG]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Susan Wojcicki 2011, The Eight Pillars of Innovation, Think Quarterly, July 2011
  • MITSloan 2011, The 5 Myths of Innovation, MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 2011
  • MIT CISR 2014, Directing Digital Delivery at PepsiCo, MIT Sloan, MARCH 31, 2014
Other Resources
  • Articles on moodle :: Harvard Business Review & California Management Review

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BTECH_D Bachelor of Science in the Management of Innovation and Technology 5 Mandatory