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IB838 - Innovation & Alternative Energy Technologies

  • Module code: IB838
  • Module name: Innovation & Alternative Energy Technologies
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is about innovation in the development of alternative energy technologies in the global energy industry. Through an examination of a range of developments in alternative energy systems the module aims to link innovation theory and current practice. Key themes in the module are the link between innovation and strategy, innovation and organisational structure and the role of markets and regulation in shaping development trajectories. An inter-disciplinary, integrative approach is adopted drawing on the managerial, strategic and technological literatures. Live case studies will be a major part of the module with contributions from industry experts and those leading alternative energy projects. Skills development focuses on extending students’ capabilities in evidence-based strategy formulation and business leadership.The module aims to provide students with an introduction to innovation theory and leading practice in a range of developing energy markets. The core objectives of the module are: to introduce students to the main conceptual frameworks which have shaped research and practice on innovation; to give students an appreciation of the role of innovation in organisational and national performance; to help students understand the role of markets and regulation in shaping innovation and organisational and market development; to provide insight into leading practice in innovation in the global energy industry and illustrate the practical steps which can be taken to enable firms’ innovation activity.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding: Define and apply key terms such as innovation, invention, boundary spanning links, open innovation; Recognise the importance of innovation to organisational performance, industry and national development; Describe the key indicators of innovation and creativity and the ‘geography’ of innovation across the globe; Describe the main approaches to building capability for innovation organisations and how these can be applied in a range of different types of organisations; Define the potential drivers and barriers to innovation in different organisational types; Develop an in-depth understanding of the key drivers of innovation in the global energy industry and particularly the impact of technology, markets and regulation. Key Skills: Demonstrate written communication skills – developed through the process of preparing and writing an individual assignment; Demonstrate strategy formulation skills developed through group discussion, case preparation and the individual assignment; Demonstrate analytical skills – developed through case preparation and the completion of individual assignments; Demonstrate creativity and openness to new ideas – developed through the individual assignments. Cognitive Skills: Demonstrate analytical and critical skills by applying concepts learnt during the module; Demonstrate an ability to undertake evidence based strategy formulation. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: Demonstrate the ability to effectively describe the innovation capability of an organisation and develop outline suggestions for improvement.

Timetabled teaching activities

"Total contact hours 15 hrs Lectures per week: Two per day over 2.5days, i.e. 5 @ 2hr each = 10hr Seminars per week: One @ 1hr each = 1hr Tutorials per week: One per day @ 2hr each = 4hr Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 14 weeks Other (please describe):e.g. distancelearning,intensive weekend teaching: Distance learning print and online study materials"

Departmental link

https://my.wbs.ac.uk

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: IB838-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 10
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 6
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 7
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 8
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (N1P2) - Year 9
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 10
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 6
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 7
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 8
  • Postgraduate Taught Business Administration (for the Global Energy Industry) (N1PN) - Year 9