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Management of Innovative Contexts 7.5 Credits

Ledning av innovationsmiljöer
Second cycle, E7004N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Management and Organisation
Subject group (SCB)
Leadership, Organisation and Management

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of at least 180 ECTS, major in business administration.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
At the end of the course participants are expected to be able to:
- define and describe central concepts in the field of innovation management
- understand how these central concepts relates to performance in innovative contexts
- compare and contrast different methods for strategic and operative organization and management of innovative processes and contexts
- understand when different management and organizational strategies are applicable in different types of innovative contexts.

The course focuses on how management and organization toos (including HRM practices) can be applied in innovative contexts, for instance high tech firms or in innovation systems (for instance incubators, networks and alliances).

The course consists of lectures and seminars where course participants discusses management and organizational tools and how these can be applied in innovative contexts. The course also include case studies and guest lectures.

The course is examined through compulsory assignments with oral presentations and by take-home examination. Items 0001 and 0002 are used to exam all parts of the course aim.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place

Johan Frishammar

Literature. Valid from Spring 2015 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Goffin, K. & Mitchell, R. (2010). Innovation management: Strategy and implementation using the pentathlon framework. (2nd ed.). Houndmills: Palgrave macmillan.
Further literature in the form of research articles will be added.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

0001Take-Home Examination4.5U G VG
0002Compulsory Assignments with Oral Presentation3.0U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017