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Cursus: GEO4-2257
Innovation Systems and Processes
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Science and Innovation Management;
Contactpersoondr. ir. A. Peine
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. ir. A. Peine
Overige cursussen docent
2  (11-11-2019 t/m 31-01-2020)
TimeslotA: MA-ochtend, DI-namiddag, WO-ochtend
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 16-09-2019 08:00 t/m 29-09-2019 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-10-2019 08:00 t/m 22-10-2019 23:59
Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.
It is the objective of this course that students become familiar with the most important theories of innovation, and learn how to apply these theories in the analysis of technology and innovation.
After completing this course, the student:
  • has advanced knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and challenges of Science and Innovation Management in the context of both organizations and society at large;
  • has insight in the complex interactions between science, innovative technology and society and are able to reflect critically upon roles of science and technology in organizations and society;
  • is able to communicate conclusions, as well as the knowledge, reasons and considerations underlying these conclusions, to an audience of specialists and non-specialists.
This course will equip students with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about which theory to choose in order to tackle different kinds of innovation problems. We will systematically present and use the 10 most important approaches in innovation studies. In this course:
  • students will become acquainted with the classic readings in economic, institutional, management and social science perspectives on technological change (the canon of innovation literature)
  • students will learn to compare different theories in terms of their explanatory power and the kind of innovation problems a theory is able to tackle;
  • students will learn how a careful choice of theory improves the quality of an innovation analysis.
The course provides an important preparation for performing independent research on innovation questions in the second year of IS.

This course is an entry requirement for:
  • Master’s Thesis IS (GEO4-2239X)
  • Consultancy Project IS (GEO4-2252)

Academic skills: Critical reading, argumentation, academic writing
Verplicht materiaal
Reader with selected articles

A normal week in this course contains a lecture of 1,5 hours. Each lecture will cover the course literature relating to one classic theory of technology and innovation.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
For each week, a number of articles need to be studied. In order to profit the most from lectures and seminars, these articles need to be studies before the lecture in each week.


A normal week contains a seminar of 1,5 hours. During the seminars, different forms of work will be used to apply each theory to timely and relevant innovation problems and thus deepen knowledge about the respective theories.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
For each week, a number of articles need to be studied. In order to profit the most from lectures and seminars, these articles need to be studies before the lecture in each week.

Minimum cijfer-

The course contains 3 individual assignments, 1 group assignment and 1 individual written exam.

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Bestuderen en analyseren van informatie
Intellectuele vaardigheden
Schrijven (algemeen) - diverse typen teksten plannen, schrijven, herschrijven en afwerken
Presenteren - een referaat/pleidooi voorbereiden, uitvoeren en evalueren
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Planmatig werken
Wetenschappelijke context
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Hanteren van wetenschappelijk instrumentarium
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk

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