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LB5124 - Business Innovation and Technology Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Perhaps the most difficult task for organizations is to discover market opportunities that are "undiscoverable" for other firms in the industry. As evidenced in many industries, technology, innovation, and competitive advantage are a powerful trio. Yet, it is sometimes difficult to bring discipline to the process of innovation, R&D spending, and technology investment. Clearly, business leaders must be prepared to assess coming waves of technology, their impact on business process, and their impact on relationships with suppliers, customers, and competitors. This subject provides a strategic perspective of technology/innovation management and its impact on the competitive positioning of the firm. We will examine tools and techniques that help leaders understand emerging trends and the opportunities/threats they may present to prevailing business models. We will also examine how organizations design and implement creative responses to the marketplace. You will use these techniques and become an active participant in the innovation process. No matter how creative or (non-creative) you may consider yourself, the techniques of this course will help you become a more effective manager of business innovation.

Learning Outcomes

  • examine tools and techniques to implement creative responses to the marketplace;
  • apply a strategic perspective to technology information management to establish a competitive business position.

Subject Assessment

  • Innovation Business Proposal - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (20%) - Individual.

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 07-Apr-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 9 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 9 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 8, Intensive
Census Date 11-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching 05-Aug-2022 to 21-Aug-2022 (6-9pm Friday 5th, 9-5pm Sat 6th & Sun 7th August & 6-9pm Friday 19th, 9-5pm Sat 20th & Sun 21st August 2022)
Coordinator: Dr Alf Kuilboer
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.