ADMN 898 (5ON) - Top/Managing Growth & Innov

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Administration
Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2018 - E-term I (08/13/2018 - 10/05/2018)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   40  
CRN: 16978
Special topics; may be repeated. Prereq: consent of adviser and instructor.
Section Comments: Full Title: Managing Growth and Innovation.
Only listed majors in section: ANALYT DS CERT, ANALYTICS, ANALYTICS CERT, ANALYTICS PP, BUSINESS ADM M, BUSINESS ADM OL, BUSINESS ADM PT, BUSINESS ADMIN
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/13/2018 10/5/2018 Hours Arranged ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

 

ADMN 898: Managing Growth and Innovation

  • Deals with central concepts and related applications at the intersection of technological innovation, organizational growth, and corporate entrepreneurship.
  • To achieve the imperatives of sustained growth, technological innovation is increasingly becoming the most important “lever’ firms adopt, especially in disruptive business environments.
  • Yet, building an organization-wide culture to successfully and repeatedly bring innovations to market is a daunting managerial challenge. As organizations get more established, they often lose the innovative edge, finding that their very existence is threatened by their inability to innovate successfully. Leaders with a deep understanding of innovation and change management can help organizations counteract this tendency.

Upon successful completion of the course, students develop the following competencies:

  • Recognize the creative and innovative potential within himself/herself (through a “pre” and “post” assessment of a well-validated psychometric tool, The Innovator Mindset), including specific techniques of innovative thinking and creative problem-solving.
  • Understand the imperatives of firm growth and why it is so difficult for well-established companies to sustain growth. 
  • Explain how industries evolve and change and industry-level dominant standards come into play.
  • Form an appreciation of the multilevel nature of the innovation process in organizations and the role of leaders in strategic innovation.
  • Learn the steps involved in implementing innovation and the key considerations when taking charge of an innovation change effort.

Throughout the course, students work on a range of assignments, including a term long team-based project on assessing an innovative company of their choice. They also develop individual-level term-end reflection papers, summarizing their key learning takeaways and how they plan to apply them in their own organizational settings.