Macquarie University
Innovation and emerging technology: Be disruptive
Macquarie University

Innovation and emerging technology: Be disruptive

This course is part of Strategising: Management for Global Competitive Advantage Specialization

Taught in English

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Dr Mauricio Marrone

Instructor: Dr Mauricio Marrone

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What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a range of disruptive technologies and their implications on organisations, industry sectors and societies

  • Develop strategies and approaches to manage disruptive technologies by creating new business models

  • Apply strategic thinking and tools to evaluate relative advantage

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There are 6 modules in this course

This week, you will explore two main questions: why do great companies fail; and what are some macro-environmental factors that cause change within the organisation?. You will investigate the innovator’s dilemma and try to find out if adoption of technologies is speeding up (or not). You will use tools to help you consider macro-economic factors and the impact that these would have on your organisation (PESTLE analysis). Additionally, you will apply tools that will help you determine if your next technology (or one from your competitor) is likely to be disruptive. Welcome to be disruptive!

What's included

9 videos5 readings2 quizzes1 plugin

In week 2 you will get ‘techie’ by exploring a number of technologies that are often seen as potentially ‘disruptive’. Additionally, you will discuss how these technologies are currently used by organisations globally. More importantly, you will explore ways to stay up-to-date with technological advances. You will also explore technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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6 videos2 readings2 quizzes

This week you will focus on viability and specifically look at business models. You will begin by looking at the four (4) main elements of a business model: value proposition, resources, processes, and the profit formula. You will look at the business model journey, and how organisations move from creating a business model, through sustaining innovation, up to efficiency. You will explore the importance of developing new business models with a framework (the 4I's framework) to help you come up with these new business models. Finally, you will look at business model patterns, as recombining, adapting, and refining business model patterns is an efficient way to do business model innovation.

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6 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review

This week you will learn about platforms, what they are, how they’re different from other business models, the different types of platforms, and how to create successful platforms. You will also learn how to decide if you should create your own platform.

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6 videos1 reading2 quizzes

This week, you will take a more in-depth look at viability, desirability, and feasibility through the human-centred approach to creative problem solving – design thinking. You will explore the different stages of design thinking, with close attention paid to empathy maps, brainstorming and prototyping – a taster to inspire you to learn more about this method.

What's included

6 videos1 reading2 quizzes

Now that you have a good foundation for ‘being disruptive’, you will now explore where to innovate next through a framework that looks for gaps that need to be filled. The faultline framework contains five areas to be considered when looking for these gaps: customer needs, performance metrics, business model, talent, and industry position. You will also investigate how to protect your organisation from disruption and consider different views on what is at the heart of disruption.

What's included

5 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 plugin

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Dr Mauricio Marrone
Macquarie University
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