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MANT301 Managing Innovation and Growth

The New Zealand context, theory and practice of innovation and growth in new and established organisations.

Facing hyper-competition and increasing demands for growth, innovation is at the heart of all great companies, no matter their size or industry. MANT 301 is intended to provide a strategic and integrative perspective on entrepreneurial thinking, formulation and implementation of innovation strategies, and managing innovation to gain competitive advantage. It is designed to help students develop strong theoretical foundations and meet the needs of future entrepreneurs who must develop analytical skills to ensure effective business activities in order to respond to dynamic environments.

Paper title Managing Innovation and Growth
Paper code MANT301
Subject Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MANT 251 and 18 further 200-level points
MANV 301
Schedule C
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Annie Zhang

Paper Structure
Lectures, discussions and tutorials.
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week, plus tutorials and meetings.

Required: Schilling, M. (2020) Strategic Management of technological innovation (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the range and complexity of strategic innovation, and the issues of innovation management
  • Develop a strategic perspective to understand the characteristics, types and forms of innovation and how companies develop innovation capability to create and sustain competitive advantage
  • Understand the sources of innovation and how companies use different sources of knowledge to pursue innovation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reasons why innovation strategies and practices should be interrelated with elements of other business functions
  • Understand different approaches to managing innovation and formulate a critical analysis of innovation by practically identifying drivers and barriers to innovation

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 16-20
A2 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 16-20
A3 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-14, 16-20