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What you will learn

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

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

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    Apply strategic thinking and tools to evaluate relative advantage

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Strategic ThinkingBusiness model innovationTechnological

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Change and disruptive innovation

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!

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9 videos (Total 29 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Week 1 outline1m
Innovation sweet spot3m
Causes and pace of change4m
Diffusion of innovations2m
Principles of disruptive innovation7m
Disruptive innovations?2m
Habit corner1m
Week 1 summary1m
6 readings
Become a Global MBA degree learner1m
Course overview1m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Which continent do you hail from?1m
Preconceptions: What is disruption?1m
About the habit corner1m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Change and disruptive innovation15m
Week 1 Quiz1h
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Enablers, not drivers

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 videos (Total 33 min), 2 quizzes
6 videos
Artificial Intelligence8m
Internet of things (IoT)8m
Virtual and augmented reality7m
Conditions of success1m
Week 2 summary1m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Enablers, not drivers30m
Week 2 Graded quiz1h
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Business models

This week you will focus on the 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 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Introduction to business models4m
Business model journey6m
Business model generation (innovation)7m
Typical technology-enabled business models6m
Week 3 summary1m
1 reading
Pre-lecture task: Defining business models5m
1 practice exercise
Recall: Business models5m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Disruption and digital platforms

This week you will learn about platforms, what they are, how they are 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 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Introduction to platforms5m
Platform classification4m
Attractive platforms6m
Establishing successful platforms3m
Week 4 summary57s
1 reading
Become a Global MBA learner10m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Disruption and digital platforms15m
Week 4 quiz1h
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Top reviews from Innovation and emerging technology: Be disruptive

By PPFeb 12th 2019

Very informative. Short valuable lectures. Lots of reading material. I highly recommend this course.

Instructor

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Dr Mauricio Marrone

Senior Lecturer of Information Systems, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
Macquarie University

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About the Strategising: Management for Global Competitive Advantage Specialization

Leaders must have the ability to develop and deploy effective strategies. This specialisation will prepare you to be the strategic change-maker capable of enabling your organisation to compete into the future. You will learn: how to think strategically to make your organisation more competitive (Be Competitive); how crucial it now is for supply chains to effectively meet customer demands (Be Global); how to leverage technology and innovation to disrupt and reshape your organisation (Be Disruptive); and how to make a positive contribution to the world while effectively maintaining the bottom line (Be Sustainable)....
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