University of Leeds
Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption
University of Leeds

Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Krsto Pandza
Anthony Morgan

Instructors: Krsto Pandza

Beginner level
No prior experience required
9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Understand why innovation management is important, and discover common obstacles and key enablers for successful innovation management.

  • Understand the different types of innovation and managerial approaches to respond to disruptive change.

  • Explore how design thinking can foster innovation and how to protect your innovations.

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There are 2 modules in this course

This week, you’ll discuss the challenges of managing innovation in organisations, and explore key enablers for innovation. In addition, you will develop managerial approaches that are used to respond to disruptive innovation. You will be introduced to the sources and pitfalls that affect the successful management of innovation and learn how to differentiate between innovation in core business and transformative business. The activities will support you to identify the factors which will help you successfully manage innovation in your core business, describe the factors that make innovation disruptive for organisations and industries and develop managerial approaches that are used to respond to disruptive innovation. Towards the end of the week, there is an extended discussion between the educators, answering some of the learner questions often asked on this course.

What's included

6 videos14 readings2 quizzes3 discussion prompts

This week, you will explore in more detail the key capabilities that organisations need to manage innovation and examine the managerial and organisational responses to the challenges of managing for innovation. The activities will introduce the concept of open and collaborative innovation, the core elements of design thinking and the importance of human-centred design. You will evaluate the actions required in your own organisation for gaining value from open and collaborative innovation and explore the corporate knowledge and protectable intellectual property rights (IPRs). You will be able to identify risks associated with IP infringement and consider proactive and reactive strategies. Towards the end of the week you will analyse the current and desired innovation capabilities within your organisation and reflect on the results of the analysis.

What's included

3 videos19 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts


Krsto Pandza
University of Leeds
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