Curriculum Guideline

Innovation and Change Management

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
BUSN 3312
Descriptive
Innovation and Change Management
Department
Business
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 weeks x 4 hours = 60 hours
Max Class Size
35
Contact Hours

Number of Contact Hours: (per week / semester for each descriptor) Lecture: 1 hour / Seminar: 3 hours Total: 4 hours

Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Methods Of Instruction

Methods can include case studies, classroom discussion, lectures, seminars, experiential exercises and/or reading assignments.  Guest speakers, role-plays and audio-visual materials may be used where appropriate.

Course Description
Organizations, especially businesses, must understand how to effectively develop and lead and manage innovation- and change-capable cultures in order to thrive in their markets. This course introduces students to the key skills needed to generate an innovative/learning organization culture that leads to relevant product and service offerings. In addition, this course exposes students to the requirements for introducing successful change initiatives and how to develop an organizational culture that is change capable.
Course Content

I.   Theories, models and tools for leading and managing organizational innovations
     A. Past approaches and tools for leading and managing organizational innovations
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for leading and managing organizational innovations

II.  Factors that contribute to individual, team and organizational capacity for creativity and innovation
     A. Activators and inhibitors of individual creativity and innovation
     B. Activators and inhibitors of team and organizational creativity and innovation
     C. Activators and inhibitors of supply network innovation

III. Theories, models and tools for developing an innovative organizational culture
     A. Past approaches and tools for developing an innovative organizational culture
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for developing an innovative organizational culture

IV.  Factors that improve an individual’s capacity for change and for leading and managing change

V.   Obstacles to change in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks

VI.  Theories, models and tools for leading and managing change with individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks
     A. Past approaches and tools for leading and managing change
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for leading and managing change

VII. Theories, models and tools for developing a change-capable organizational culture
     A. Past approaches and tools for developing a change-capable organizational culture  
     B. Emerging approaches and tools for developing a change-capable organizational culture

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess and propose ways to improve their own creativity and capacity for developing innovations and leading/managing an innovative culture;
  • Identify activators and inhibitors to creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks;
  • Propose means of overcoming inhibitors and harnessing activators to creativity and innovation in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks;
  • Evaluate and apply established and emerging approaches, models and tools for developing individual, team, organizational and supply network competencies for creativity and innovation;
  • Assess and propose ways to improve their own capacity for change and for leading and managing change;
  • Identify pathways and obstacles to change in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks;
  • Propose means of opening pathways and overcoming obstacles to change in individuals, teams, organizations and supply networks; and
  • Evaluate and apply established and emerging approaches, models and tools for leading and managing individual, team, organizational and supply network change.
Means of Assessment
Participation 0-10%
Case Study(ies), assignments and/or project(s) on Innovation and Change Capabilities/Change Management 60-80%
Examination(s) (see note 4) 10-30%

 

Notes:  

1. At least 50% of the total coursework must be individual work. 
2. To pass the course, students must achieve a cumulative grade of 50% in all non-group assessments as well as 50% overall in the course. In other words, students must have achieved at least 50% on their cumulative individual assessments in order to be eligible to earn marks from group work.
3. No single assessment (e.g., case study, exam, quiz, project, etc.) can be worth more than 30%.
4. The use of a final exam is at the discretion of the instructor; however, if a final exam is not given, then a final project is required.
5. Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Textbook Materials

Custom readings, cases, and selected readings or the whole text from any one or more of the following:

-Cameron, E., & Green, M. Making Sense of Change Management (latest edition);

-Carnall, C. & Todnem, R. Managing Change in Organizations (latest edition);

-Christensen, C.M. The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business (latest edition);

-Tidd, J., & Bessant, J. (2018). Managing innovation: Integrating technological, market and organizational change (latest edition).

-Other textbook as approved by the department.

Prerequisites

BUSN 1210 and [Any of the following: BUSN 2275, BUSN 3200, BUSN 3253, BUSN 3310, BUSN 3350, BUSN 3380 or BUSN 3600]

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses