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Course module: GEO4-2257
GEO4-2257
Innovation Systems and Processes
Course info
Course codeGEO4-2257
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (M (Master))
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Geosciences; Graduate School Geowetenschappen; M Science and Innovation Management;
Contact persondr. ir. A. Peine
E-maila.peine@uu.nl
Lecturers
Examinator
dr. ir. A. Peine
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Course contact
dr. ir. A. Peine
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Teaching period
2  (15/11/2021 to 04/02/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
2
Time slotA: A (MON-morning, TUE-afternoon, WED-morn)
Study mode
Full-time
Enrolment periodfrom 20/09/2021 08:00 up to and including 03/10/2021 23:59
Course application processOsiris Student
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Pre-enrolmentNo
Post-registrationYes
Post-registration openfrom 25/10/2021 08:00 up to and including 26/10/2021 23:59
Waiting listNo
Course goals
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.
Content
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)
Competencies
-
Entry requirements
-
Required materials
Literature
Reader with selected articles
Instructional formats
Lectures

General remarks
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.

Class session preparation
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.

Tutorials

General remarks
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.

Class session preparation
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.

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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

Aspects of student academic development
Writing skills (general) - preparing, writing, rewriting and finishing various texts
Debating, arguing
Working with scientific equipment
Research report analysis and evaluation
Research reports - written

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