After completing this course, students will be able to:
- understand classic and recent theories in the field of management and governance of innovation and creativity
- critically reflect on conceptual and empirical contributions to theory in this field
- critically analyse designs of structures, strategies, networks and policies for innovation and creativity
- develop a research question and write an academic paper on a topic in innovation management and governance
This course will be given in English.|
This is a research-oriented course in the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy track of the master Business Administration. It aims to provide students with deep insights on innovation and creativity and its management and governance, on the micro-, meso- and macro-level (team, organization, alliances, industry clusters, and society). Through in-depth discussion of literature and examples, students will get a profound understanding of important theoretical contributions to the field. They will learn to assess these contributions from an academic perspective, and will get the opportunity to contribute to knowledge development themselves.
This course consists of weekly close-reading sessions. After a short introduction by the lecturer, students discuss two related academic texts on a specific topic in-depth. To prepare, students need to study the texts and carry out a preparatory assignment. Active participation in class is required. In parallel, students will develop a research question and write a short academic paper on one of the topics of this course.
Innovation systems (Casey Lynch)
Industry clusters (Holger Schiele)
Innovation networks and strategic alliances (Erwin Hofman)
Technology and organisational forms (Klaasjan Visscher)
Team antecedents of creativity and innovation (Matthias de Visser)
Write an academic paper on a topic in the field of Management and Governance of Innovation and Creativity, in which you show your mastery of the learning goals. You may choose to write a literature review, a conceptual paper, an essay, or a theory-based empirical analysis. In week 1 you enlist for one of the five available topics (there is a limit to the number of students per topic so it is ‘first come first serve’). You then develop a paper proposal (what is your main question, why is it relevant, how will you tackle it), which will be discussed in a small group. The maximum size of the full paper is 3500 words (excl. references). In the final week, an individual session will be organised to discuss the paper and to provide feedback.
- Final assignment (100%)
- Weekly assignments (bonus points for excellent assignments; all should at least be sufficient)