Full Title:Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Module Code:ENES B8002
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:This module examines creative management theories and applications of entrepreneurial and innovative thinking. It particularly provides students with 1) a holistic understanding of the concept of innovation and its relevance to today’s firm competitive advantage and 2) the capability to identify the links between the structures and processes which support innovation, and the opportunities for and constraints on innovation in specific business contexts. 3) a clear understanding of entreprenuership in ireland and in a global context.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Classify and critique different business models of innovation management .
  2. Formulate an understanding of the culture and the evidence of creativity in an innovative organisation.
  3. Evaluate the relevant theoretical frameworks of innovation management to a real business context
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship , the traits of entrepreneurs and the challenges facing SME's.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Innovation for growth and sustainability
Different models of Innovation will be utilised and examples given.
Innovation strategy: drivers and barriers
Content will include understanding the innovative organisation as well as identifying the drivers and barriers to innovation.
Understanding creativity and innovation
Students will ascertain levels of creativity used in a global innovative organisation . Use of the teachings of Edward De Bono in a practical workshop . Critique of other methods of idea generation .Identification of the culture of Innovation and sources of innovation.
Creating and sharing knowledge and intellectual property
Importance of patenting and knowledge transfer with case studies.
Entrepreneurship and new ventures
This topic will cover, Feasibility studies, Business Plans,Sources of Business Ideas, Protecting Intellectual Property and Assessing Business Ideas.It will also cover where grants & funds can be sourced for new & existing businesses
Entrepreneurial activity in Ireland
Profiling Irish entrepreneurs. International research on Entreprenuers.Supports for enterpreneurs. Creating an enterprising student
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Group Assignment which may consist of critical comprehension and analysis of the practices of innovation management as used in an innovative company in which they will visit. 2,3 30.00 0 0 Week 10 0
Reflective Journal The students will interview an entreprenuer ( either Irish or international)to understand their journey into entrepreneurship and learn from their findings and complete a reflective journal. 4 20.00 0 0 Week 7 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture In class contact 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Readings as Directed by lecturer 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study Self Directed Learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Charles Prather, 2010, Managers Guide to fostering Innovation and creativity in teams,, 1st, Ed., McGraw Hill USA [ISBN: 978007162797]
  • David Smith 2010, Exploring Innovation, 2nd Ed., McGraw Hill Education London [ISBN: 9780077121235]
  • Bernard O'Hara 2011, Entrepreneurship in Ireland, 1st Ed., Gill and Macmillan Ireland [ISBN: 978071749166]
  • Edward de Bono 1985, Six thinking hats, Penguin Toronto [ISBN: 014013784X]
  • Thomas Cooney,Shane Hill. 2002, New venture creation in Ireland, 1st Ed., Oaktree Dublin [ISBN: 1860762557]
  • Trott P 2011, Innovation Management and New Product Development., 5th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0273736566]
  • Bessant, J and Tidd. Joe 2007, Managing innovation : integrating technological, market and organizational change, 4th Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 0470998105]
  • Colm O'Gorman and James Cunningham 2007, Enterprise In Action, 3rd Ed., Oaktree Press Ireland [ISBN: 9781904887171]
  • Larry C.Farrell 2003, Getting Enreprenuerial Craeting and Growing your own business in the 21st century, 1st Ed., John Wiley & Sons Canada [ISBN: 04714444146]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Tidd. Joe and Isaken Scott 2006, Meeting the Innovation Challenge – Leadership for Transformation, 1st Ed., Wiley,
  • Tushman, M. L. and Anderson, P. 2004, Managing Strategic and Innovation Change., Oxford University Press
  • Tidd, J, Bessant, J. and Pavitt, K. 2005, Managing innovation. Integrating technological, market and organizational change., 3rd Ed., Wiley,
  • Pettigrew, A. M and Fenton, E. M, The Innovating Organization., SAGE, 2000
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal: International Journal of Innovation Management
  • Journal: Journal of Product Innovation
  • Journal: Journal of Innovation Management
  • Journal: European Management Journal
  • Journal: Harvard Business Review
  • Web Resource: Long Range Planning
  • Web Resource: Technovation
  • Web Resource: Sloan Management Review
  • Link: Library Catalogue
  • website: www.tedtalks.com
  • website: www.youtube.com
  • website: www.designinnovation.ie

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 6 Mandatory