Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption Course - University of Leeds

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Learn how successful organisations like IBM manage innovation to disrupt markets and achieve business advantage.

Find out how to manage innovation and make it happen in your organisation

This course from the Leeds University Business School will show you how to manage innovation through real-life examples from IBM. You’ll identify challenges to innovation management and develop an innovation strategy. You’ll see how the world’s most successful businesses use systematic processes to manage disruptive innovation.

Through practical insights, you’ll learn how to continuously innovate in your core business. Exploring the latest design thinking and open innovation frameworks will help you drive innovation effectively within an established organisation or growing venture.

What topics will you cover?

  • Identify obstacles, sources and pitfalls that affect successful management of innovation.
  • Differentiate between innovation in core business and transformative business opportunities.
  • Discuss why the management of innovation is important.
  • Identify key enablers for managing innovation in the core business.
  • Evaluate the actions required in their own organisation(s) for improving the management of innovation in the core business.
  • Describe the disruptive nature of innovation.
  • Identify managerial approaches to respond to disruptive change.
  • Define the concept of open innovation and openness continuum.
  • Identify the different approaches through which open and collaborative innovation occurs.
  • Evaluate actions required in their own organisation(s) for gaining value from open and collaborative innovation.
  • Reflect on the core elements of design thinking (DT).
  • Explore how design thinking can be used to foster innovation, with exposure to some tools and methods of design thinking.
  • Explain sources of corporate knowledge and protectable intellectual property rights.
  • Identify risks associated with knowledge leakage and IP infringement.
  • Explore proactive and reactive strategies for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
  • Analyse innovation capabilities at own organisation.

When would you like to start?

  • 5 October 2020

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Explain different types of innovation and innovation dynamics.
  • Identify strategic innovation challenges in organisations.
  • Explore core innovation and the key enablers required for successful innovation in existing operations, business and markets.
  • Develop managerial approaches to organise innovation processes.
  • Explore the key capabilities which support successful innovation.
  • Reflect on innovation responses in real case studies.

Who is the course for?

This course is for professionals with an active interest in innovation who wish to improve their knowledge or make innovation happen in their organisation.

Whether you work in the public or private sector, a young start-up or an established multinational, the course will give you the skills to generate and implement innovative ideas. The course is designed to be flexible so you can study at a time convenient to you.

Who will you learn with?

Krsto Pandza

Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the Leeds University Business School.

Tony Morgan

Associate Professor in Innovation Management Practice at the University of Leeds.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Last updated Aug 2020

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