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    A technological innovation-driven entrepreneurship paper for individuals who aspire to build a career either in innovation-focused organisations, start-ups, or those with a keen interest in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    One of MANT 251 or ENTR 201 and 18 further 200-level points
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Dr Annie Zhang

    Paper Structure
    Lectures, discussions and tutorials.
    Teaching Arrangements

    One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week, plus additional group meetings.


    Recommended text: 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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-20
    A2 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-20
    A3 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15-20
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