The Management of Innovation and Organizational Change

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 20 April 2020
Friday 26 June 2020
10 October 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MBA N20012 The Essex MBA,
MBA N20E24 The Essex Executive MBA,
MBA N20E36 The Essex Executive MBA

Module description

The proposed module provides a comprehensive introduction to the management of innovation and organizational change. This new offering is aimed specifically at MBA students who may be responsible for innovation projects in a wide range of organizational settings. The module will provides these students with the analytic frameworks, diagnostic tools and communication skills required for the management of innovation.

Module aims

To introduce MBA students to the management of innovation and organizational change; to develop analytic and practical skills relevant to the management of innovation.

Module learning outcomes

1. To understand contemporary theories of innovation management and organizational change

2. To understand and use a range of analytic frameworks and diagnostic tools required for the management of innovation and organizational change

3. To develop stakeholder management, communication and constituency-building skills that are relevant to innovation and the implementation of organizational change

Module information


• Innovation and change as major themes in management and organization studies

• Social process perspectives on the management of innovation and change

• Case study analysis of innovation and change

• Analysing project failure and the non-spread of innovation

• Stakeholder management and socio-technical systems analysis

• Role-taking, role switching and distributed change management

• Managing innovation across organizational and institutional boundaries

Learning and teaching methods

The module is taught over the course of a single week and comprises ten 3-hour taught sessions totalling 30 hours. The module is delivered in a range of different modes, mixing formal lectures, seminars with high levels of student engagement in discussion and intensive group work. Full details of the taught content, module resources and delivery modes will be provided in the module outline and moodle pages (see also note on module availability in 'other information' below).


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Group case study presentation with group report 08/05/2020 25%
Coursework 2,500 word individual Essay 01/06/2020 75%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Martin Harris



External examiner

Dr Bidit Dey
Brunel University London
Senior Lecturer
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 30 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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