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Innovation management 7.5 credits

Second cycle, E7005N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Business Administration

Entry requirements

Knowledge and abilities in quality development, marketing, organizational management, management control and logistics equivalent to the aims of Operations Management (T0008N) 7,5 credits, Quality Management, Introduction course (K0001N) 7,5 credits, Principles of Marketing (M0004N) 7,5 credits, Business management and organisation (E0006N) 7,5 credits, Management control (R0001N) 7,5 credits, Logistics 1 (T0002N) 7,5 credits and Integration project, business administration, logistics & quality management (G0008N) 15 credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The overall aim of the course is that students after completing the course will be able to analyse, evaluate, understand and create innovation in organisations.
After completing the course the student should be able to: 
  • Describe and discuss the key concepts in management of innovation, and how these concepts relate to each other.
  • Explain how these key concepts relate to the achievement of goals in the innovation environments, such as increased product innovation, efficient processes, or new services.
  • Explain when various management and organisational strategies are applicable and how they must adapt to different types of external situations.
  • Analysing the organisations practical challenges in generating and implementing innovation by applying key concepts in the course.
  • Theorise and reflect on the problems, opportunities, system boundaries and the "ground rules" that enable or hinder innovation and progress toward goals in organisations.

The course has a strategic management and organizational perspective on innovation and innovative development; of what innovation is, how it occurs and how innovation can be stimulated, led and organized.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Teaching and learning is carried out through lectures, student led work-shops, self-studies, and seminars. Participation in seminars is compulsory. The course is mainly carried out in English.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Individual written take-home exam
Student led work-shop
Written report and oral presentation of case studies.

The course can not be included in an degree with O7004N or other course with similar contents.
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.

Sara Thorgren

Transition terms
The course E7005N is equal to O7004N

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Tidd, J. & Bessant, J. (2018). Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change. Wiley.

Additional literature in the form of scientific articles.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0004Take-home examinationG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA15
0005Oral presentationU G#1.50MandatoryA16
0006Case study 1U G#1.50MandatoryA16
0007Case study 2U G#1.50MandatoryA16

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 16 Feb 2015

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021