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Postgraduate Course: Management of R&D and Product Innovation (MSc) (CMSE11094)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaCommon Courses (Management School) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is concerned with understanding how companies in the research-based industries (e.g. chemical, electronics) go about product innovation. Specifically, by the end of the course students should be able to

& comment intelligently on the economic significance and general nature of innovation
& combine and analyse critically empirical evidence and relevant conceptual material on the innovation process in the R&D-based industries, in particular the biotechnology, software and ecommerce industries
& address the complexities of specific practical problems surrounding the management of innovation, such as issues in the management of R&D, design, technology transfer and technological collaboration
& debate related issues of public and private policy
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding
Building block Skills
After completing the course the student will have developed knowledge and understanding enabling her/him to:
& better understand product innovation processes,
& critically appreciate literature relevant to product innovation processes,
& appreciate product innovation processes in selected emergent sectors, and
& link product innovation processes to a range of organisational and social issues

Advanced topics and special interest
& Students will gain an ability to understand, speak and write the language of entrepreneurs in emergent technology sectors contextualising this in growth markets

Intellectual skills and personal development
Cognitive skills
& The ability, verbally and in writing, (using presentations, project and essay work), to analyse and evaluate research and innovation processes.
& To demonstrate an ability to independently research, synthesise and present materials relating to complex and problematic innovation processes.
Key skills
& Engaging in critical discussions on product research and innovation processes, adhering to rigorous rules of evidence and defending hypotheses in group discussions.
& In searching, assessing, utilising and presenting data, information and knowledge from physical and digital sources.
& To independently conceptualise, plan and execute a research project.
Assessment Information
& 20% Blog discussion on R&D issues (Weeks 1 to 5)
& 30% Wiki essay $ theory and literature (Week 6)
& 50% Individual/group e-portfolio project report on any R&D issue (Week 10)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Anthony Kinder
Tel: (0131 6)51 3858
Email: tony.kinder@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Eileen Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3028
Email: eileen.robinson@ed.ac.uk
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