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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) $829.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,993.30

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36 points from Commerce Schedule C
MANV 301
Schedule C
Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Annie Zhang
Paper Structure
Lectures, discussions and tutorials.
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture per week, plus tutorials and meetings.
To be advised.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 301
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how contemporary, business-focused innovation management can add value by contributing to creativity, innovation and overall operational excellence within organisations
  • Working individually and as an effective member of a team, demonstrate a commitment to the acquisition of knowledge, appreciation of global perspectives and development of critical-thinking skills and knowledge sharing by undertaking a critical review of current research
  • Formulate a critical analysis of current policy and practice by designing and practically applying an outcomes-focused innovation management framework
  • Identify the activities performed by key individuals and provide insight into the enablers and inhibitors of innovation management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reasons why innovation management policy and practice should be interrelated with elements of other business functions rather than an unrelated component
  • Demonstrate competency in reflective practice as a basis for future diagnostic and analysis work

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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 9-13, 15-16, 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