This module requires you to submit one piece of individual coursework. 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 using the Harvard system. Your assignment will be evaluated against a set of assessment criteria presented in a marking frame/rubric. Please see this marking frame /rubric for details of the marking criteria and their relative weightings. (See Attachments)
Assignment - 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 and where it comes from and how can it be promoted and sustained) in order to assess the role of leadership. 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. Evidence of research and reflection and the inclusion of appropriate illustrations and examples will - as usual &acirc;€“ carry special weight. Avoid a too descriptive approach &acirc;€“ the emphasis should be on analysis and argument. An assignment based solely on lecture notes is unlikely to be successful.
&acirc;€¢ Any appendices will be included in the word count
&acirc;€¢ Only material up to the word limit will be assessed
&acirc;€¢ Your assignment must apply insights from the module and your reading to explore the role of &acirc;€˜leadership&acirc;€™ in fostering and promoting an innovative organisation.
&acirc;€¢ Your assignment should be fully supported with references drawn from the recommended reading. An assignment based solely on lecture notes is unlikely to be successful.
The Learning Objectives are:
&acirc;€¢ Understand the significance and importance of innovation and change in relation to business enterprises and the nature of the drivers of change
&acirc;€¢ Critically appraise theories, tools and techniques appropriate to the management of innovation and change.
&acirc;€¢ Manage innovation in changing environments to sustain business development.
&acirc;€¢ Evaluate the national and global conditions, barriers and climate for innovation and change.