There is one piece of individual assessment. This is a 3500 word assignment (plus or minus 5 per cent excluding Bibliography, cover content and tables). The assignment should be fully supported by appropriate references from course and other reading using the Harvard system.
Your assignment title for 2011 &acirc;€“ 2012 is:
Critically evaluate the claim that to be innovative, all an organisation needs is &acirc;€˜leadership&acirc;€™.
For this assignment you need to explore the nature of innovation (what it is, where it comes from and how can it be promoted and sustained) in order to assess the role of leadership. Where possible and appropriate, use examples and illustrations to illustrate and support your analysis. Your assignment should be fully supported with references drawn from the recommended reading (see below) and other sources. Avoid too descriptive an approach &acirc;€“ the emphasis should be on analysis and argument. An assignment based solely on lecture notes is unlikely to be successful. Your assignment will be submitted on line and scanned through Turnitin for plagiarism. SUBMISSION DATE IS 12 NOON TUESDAY 1 MAY 2012.
Tidd J Bessant J and Pavitt K (2009) Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organisational Change, (4rd Edition) Wiley
Bessant J and Tidd J (2007) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Wiley
Both these texts are supported by on-line resources for students. Student materials for Bessant J and Tidd J Innovation and Entrepreneurship can be found at:
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Student materials (case studies, exercises, tools, video and audio) for Tidd J and Bessant J &acirc;€˜Managing Innovation&acirc;€™ are listed at the end of each chapter and can be accessed at [url removed, login to view]