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MN20624: People and innovation

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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 25%, EX 75%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 25%)
  • Examination (EX 75%)
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 MN10568 AND take MN10570 ) OR ( take MN10001 AND take MN10005 ) OR take MN20080 OR take MN10071 OR ( take MN10545 AND take CH10009 )
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
1. Developing a general understanding of the principles underlying the micro foundations of innovation
2. Insight into how these micro mechanisms interact with the organisational/ work context.
3. Review of research on innovation and the management of innovation, including a variety of theoretical perspectives from organisational behaviour, organisational theory, work and organisational psychology and human resource management.
4. The goal is to indicate to students the ways that might help us to understand what drives employees in innovation, and how organisations can influence and support this process.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
* Identify and critique the variety of perspectives and fields involved in the study of what makes people creative and how this (may) kick start innovation
* Understand the micro level drivers of creativity and innovation
* Understand elements and stages of the creative and innovative processes
* Understanding of the micro mechanisms of innovation and their interaction with the organisational and work context
* Identify and distinguish between creativity, innovation and knowledge sharing processes.

Knowledge and Understanding:
* Facility to apply subject-specific knowledge into a range of organisational situations (TFA);
* Understanding and contrasting between management fields and theories including perspective from work and organisational psychology, organisational behaviour, organisational theory and human resource management (FA);
* Understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks that enables meaningfully and critically to link theory and practice (TFA);
* Ability to evaluate research and relevant methodologies (TFA);
Cognitive skills:
* Deal with relevant issues and make sound judgements in the absence of complete information, and to communicate conclusions clearly and competently (FA);
* Develop critical reflexivity towards the content of the unit (FA);
Transferable skills:
* Analytical Skills (FA)
* Research Skills (FA)
* Critical Thinking Skills (FA)

Topics covered will include:
Creativity, innovation, idea generation, personality, process, motivation, attitudes and behaviours, organisational context, training and support.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20624 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 2)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 2)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 2)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 2)
School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Accounting and Finance with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 2)
Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 2)