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Course: Innovation Management

Business studies / Economics and Business Administration
master course
Teaching language

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Detailed description of content

Will be available in moodle

Expected work effort (ects-declaration)

Kursus: 40 Forberedelse af øvelser og præsentationer: 30 Forberedelse (læsning): 140 Eksamen: 60 Total: 270

Course material and reading list

Will be available in moodle

Evaluation- and feedback forms

Midt term oral evaluation. Survey-based evaluation by the end of the course.

Administration of exams
ISE Studyadministration (ise-studyadministration@ruc.dk)
The responsible course lecturer
Lars Fuglsang (fuglsang@ruc.dk)
Flemming Sørensen (flemmiso@ruc.dk)
Type of examination

Individual oral examination based on a report prepared by a group. The student starts the examination with a short presentation, after which the examination is conducted as a dialogue. The groups may consist of 3 to 6 students. During the examination, questions can be asked regarding the entire syllabus. The size specifications for the written product are as follows:

For 3 students, between 16,800 - 24,000 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students, between 16,800 - 24,000 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students, between 16,800 - 24,000 characters, including spaces.
For 6 students, between 16,800 - 24,000 characters, including spaces. 

The size specifications include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and a subsequent oral examination. Time allowed for examination, including time used for assessment: 15 minutes.

There is an individual assessment of each student’s performance.

There will be a collective assessment of the product(s) and the oral examination.

Permitted support and preparation materials during the examination: All.

Assessment: 7-point grading scale.

Moderation: Internal co-assessor.


Same as ordinary

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Knowledge and understanding:

About innovation and entrepreneurship as a field of research

About how innovation involves various internal and external actors, including employees, users and other businesses

  • About the process characteristics and systemic characteristics of innovation

  • About how innovation processes are driven, managed and institutionalised in a corporate and societal context

  • About the similarities and differences in innovation between manufacturing and service businesses and private and public organisations

  • Skills:

    In completing innovation processes involving both internal and external actors, including users and other businesses and organisations

  • In evaluating how different actors and resources can be organised and utilised in innovation processes

  • In completing analyses of innovation processes and various forms of innovation collaborations

  • In formulating well-reasoned problem-oriented considerations in relation to the innovation work of businesses in a societal context

  • Competences:

    In being able to manage innovation processes in businesses

  • In being able to select and apply tools in innovation processes in a business based on innovation theories

  • In preparing models for and organising collaborations in connection with innovation in and between businesses and with users and other relevant actors

  • In taking advantage of internal and external actors and resources in innovation processes

Overall content

The course will work with theories about innovation processes that take place in and between businesses and organisations and in collaboration with other actors, including users, and it will discuss how innovation interacts with value creation in the business. It will also focus on what role management plays in promoting and planning innovation and entrepreneurship in businesses.

The course will also work with providing knowledge and understanding of how innovation is planned and carried out in a societal context and how the surrounding society impacts innovation in businesses and entrepreneurship. The significance of the institutional framework and the societal conditions for innovation will be analysed in order to understand a business's value creation.

Additionally, the students will be introduced to tools that can be used in innovation activities. These, together with the theories on innovation that they are introduced to, will allow the students to plan, complete and analyse an innovation process during the course involving both internal and external actors.

Prerequisites for participation
Currently no data from curriculum.
Prerequisites for participation in the exam
Currently no data from curriculum.
Teaching and working methods

There will be a number of seminars lasting 2-4 hours. The teaching will be a combination of lectures, small exercises and workshops. As a whole, these will form a coherent process-oriented course structure wherein the students will form groups and plan and complete part of an innovation process.

The lectures and the small exercises will aim to discuss innovation theory and practice and prepare the students for the workshop activities.

During the workshops, the students will work with an innovation process related to the development of a product or service identified by the students themselves. For example, the workshops may include activities related to idea generation methods, user involvement methods, business model innovation, the building of networks, innovation pitches, etc.

Based on the course’s literature, lectures and workshops, the students must describe, analyse and reflect on their innovation process in their exam paper. It is a prerequisite for being able to write the exam paper that the students are actively participating in the various workshops

Type of course

Mandatory course

Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U41286
Last changed 14/02/2020

lecture list:

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Friday 14-02-2020 08:15 - 14-02-2020 12:00 in week 07
Innovation Management - Lecture 1: Introduction

Friday 21-02-2020 08:15 - 21-02-2020 12:00 in week 08
Innovation Management - Lecture 2: Creativity and idea generation

Friday 28-02-2020 08:15 - 28-02-2020 12:00 in week 09
Innovation Management - Lecture 3: Innovation processes and organisation of innovation processes innovation

Friday 06-03-2020 08:15 - 06-03-2020 12:00 in week 10
Innovation Management - Lecture 4: Business model innovation

Friday 13-03-2020 08:15 - 13-03-2020 12:00 in week 11
Innovation Management - Lecture 5: Prototypes, service blueprints, scripting

Friday 20-03-2020 08:15 - 20-03-2020 12:00 in week 12
Innovation Management - Lecture 6: User involvement

Friday 27-03-2020 08:15 - 27-03-2020 12:00 in week 13
Innovation Management - Lecture 7: Perspectives on CSR and innovation

Friday 03-04-2020 08:15 - 03-04-2020 12:00 in week 14
Innovation Management - Lecture 8: The innovative organisation and its surroundings

Friday 17-04-2020 08:15 - 17-04-2020 12:00 in week 16
Innovation Management - Lecture 9: Profiting from innovation, funding og pitching

Friday 24-04-2020 08:15 - 24-04-2020 12:00 in week 17
Innovation Management - Lecture 10: Pitch

Monday 27-04-2020 10:00 - 27-04-2020 10:00 in week 18
Exam hand-in: Innovation Management

Tuesday 02-06-2020 08:00 - Thursday 04-06-2020 16:00 in week 23
Exam: Innovation Managment

Wednesday 10-06-2020 08:00 - Friday 12-06-2020 16:00 in week 24
Exam: Innovation Managment

Monday 10-08-2020 10:00 - 10-08-2020 10:00 in week 33
Re-exam hand-in: Innovation Management

Monday 24-08-2020 09:00 - Tuesday 25-08-2020 17:00 in week 35
Re-exam: Innovation Managment