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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.

Upon successful completion of this paper, students will be able to undertake a strategic, thoughtful and non-prescriptive approach to the analysis, development and implementation of innovation strategies. The paper also provides students with the opportunity to draw together elements of other papers in a systematic way that will enable them to understand that innovation management is a key management activity within a complex system of interrelated parts.

Paper title Managing Innovation and Growth
Paper code MANT301
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $846.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.10

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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.
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • 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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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-16, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 11, 13, 19, 21
T2 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 11, 13, 19, 21