Module Details

Module Code: EVNT B8Z02X
Full Title: Leadership and Innovation
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Maria RoddyFreyne
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module is concerned with examining the relevant theories and practices associated with effective leadership and innovation. The emphasis throughout is upon how we might more effectively address the challenge of creating and sustaining competitiveness in hospitality and events organisations through the mechanisms of both leadership and innovation.
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Critically appraise the main theories associated with leadership and their potential impacts within the context of hospitality and events organisations.
MLO2 Critique the role of innovation within the context of hospitality and events organisations.
MLO3 Critically appraise the new product development process and its application within thehospitality and events industries.
MLO4 Critically assess the importance of effective (a) leadership and (b) innovation upon the performance of hospitality and events organisations.
MLO5 Develop a concept/idea demonstrating creativity and innovation/entrepreneurship to improve a hospitality/event organisation
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Module Indicative Content
The big picture/leadership; Theoretical perspectives on leadership and management. Theories and models of innovation.
Develop a critical understanding of these theories and approaches to leadership and innovation, with a particular focus on their application within the context of the tourism, hospitality and events industries.
Organisation and culture; Understanding organisation, change and culture.
Emphasis will be upon developing an appreciation of the basis of dynamic, effective leadership. Leaderships role in creating and sustaining competitiveness through an organisation's capacity to engage in successful innovation.
People and organisations, Leading people and organisations. Individual and organisational learning and development.
The major emphasis will be upon students developing a sound grasp and understanding of how organisations might most effectively deploy the activities associated with innovation and to harness their full potential for improving performance within the context of tourism, hospitality and events-focused organisations
New product development (NPD) within organisations
Innovation based upon new technologies and new practices
Critical Management Studies
Questioning taken-for-granted assumptions about management, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Final Examination50.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Group Project % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing S1 Week 11 Learning Outcome 3,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Develop a concept/idea demonstrating creativity and innovation/entrepreneurship to improve a hospitality/event organisation
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will each undertake a study of a leader within the hospitality / event industry by conducting an in-depth interview to identify their perspectives on leadership and innovation and how they apply them within their roles. They will then present their results /findings.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

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


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Interactive lectures, group discussions, experiential activities, Podcasts, DVD and Seminars Every Second Week 1.00 2
Tutorial Contact The focus of tutorials is to provide students an opportunity to apply theories and framework learned in this module into practice. Students will be able to enhance their learning experience through case analysis and presentations made in the class. Further, they will also be exposed to research in Innovation and Leadership area as they are required to visit scholarly articles, analyse and present them in the class. Every Second Week 1.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact Readings as directed – to supplement lecture notes. Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact Learners will be required to review material covered in lecturers and research the online environment. Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hall, C.M. and Williams, A.M. (2008). (2008), Tourism and Innovation, 1st. Oxford: Routledge, Oxford: Routledge, [ISBN: 978-0-415-41404-3].
  • Cutler, A (2010). (2010), Aspire to Inspire: Inspirational Leadership within the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and tourism Industries, Hospitality Leadership Ltd., , Coventry, [ISBN: 9781447530602].
  • Sheppardson, Chris, Gibson, Heather Date. (2011), Leadership and entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry, Goodfellow Place of Publication Oxford, [ISBN: 9781906884499].
  • Peters, Mike and Pikkemaat, Birgit. (2006), Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 1st. Routledge, [ISBN: 978-07890327].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Trott, P. (2008). (2008), Managing Innovation, 4th ed.,. FT Prentice Hall, London, [ISBN: 978-0273736561].
  • Robert H Woods, Judy Z King. (2013), Leadership and Management in the Hospitality Industry, 3rd edition. Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association., America, [ISBN: 9780866123471].
  • Peter G. Northouse.. (2013), Leadership :theory and practice, 6th. Thousand Oaks, Calif. :London : : SAGE, c2013., [ISBN: 9781452203409].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources