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MN30222: Innovation, industrialisation & international competitiveness

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before or while taking this module you must take MN10569 OR take MN20208 OR take MN30085 OR take MN50450 OR ( take MN10545 AND take CH10009 )
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To examine the role of technology and innovation in the internationalisation of businesses and the industrialisation of nations.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:
* Appreciate technology as a global driver and facilitator.
* Have an understanding of the crucial interplay between firms, governments and global environment in encouraging technology innovation for industrial growth.

Skills:

* Intellectual skills: ability to select a focus for a project, analysis and synthesis of information.
* Transferable/ Key skills: research, ability to select a focus for a project, analysis and synthesis of information, structuring and writing a long essay.

Content:
The unit will include: the definition of technology and innovation; how it is relevant to international business activity/production. The role of the MNE in the internationalisation of technology; the organisation of innovation for international competitiveness; technology trajectories and diversification; technology based alliances and international technology transfer; National Systems of Innovation and technology policy.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN30222 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 4)

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