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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LM Knowledge and Innovation Systems
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 30486
Module Lead TBC
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description Knowledge, learning and innovation are perceived to be amongst the key forces driving economic growth and development in today's global economy. In order to understand this phenomenon the module aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the economics and management of knowledge and innovation in the context of globalisation. The development of an understanding of the social and interactive character of the processes of knowledge creation and diffusion are central to this course.

The module will therefore focus on the relationship between different types of business systems (e.g. national and regional innovation systems as well as different industrial sectors) in both developed and developing countries and the creation and diffusion of knowledge, innovation and technological change. The impact of globalisation processes on innovation systems will also be studied through an analysis of knowledge flows in global value chains. Key theoretical concepts will be applied to different industries as well as countries and regions in order to critically evaluate their theoretical and practical relevance.methodology. In addition, this module introduces the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative researches. The emphasis will be on encouraging and enabling students to develop their analytical and technical research skills, so that they are better able to undertake dissertation projects.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Critically analyze and evaluate existing theories of knowledge, learning and innovation in the context of the Innovation Systems literature
  • Examine the nature and dynamics of innovation as a systemic process taking place within and across firms
  • Compare, contrast and appraise different national and regional innovation systems through case studies.
  • Analyze knowledge flows, learning and innovative activities in Global Value Chains
Assessment 30486-01 : 2 hour written Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
30486-02 : 2500 Assignment : Coursework (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
2 hour exam (75%) & 2,500 word group essay (25%)

Reassessment: 2 hour exam
Other Duplicate of Singapore-based module 07 29077
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