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GroupT31DY15S/Degree Programme in International Business Management, Master's Degree (Tornio)
Study unitT301DY21 Knowledge and Innovation Management, 5.00 ECTS credits, 133 h
Multidisciplinary Development of Working Life
Time of implementationSpring1/2015-2016
Responsible teacherOkuogume Anthony
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates01.01.2016 - 13.03.2016
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2015 - 23.01.2016
Implementation method Virtual studies
Virtuality 5 ECTS credits
R&D integration 5 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 

Knowledge and innovation management are fundamental concepts for designing and implementing the corporate strategy in rapidly emerging knowledge based industries. Therefore, the aim of this course is to introduce the field of organisational knowledge management as the corner stone of firm’s competitive advantage and their ability to innovate such as; creation of new products or developing new markets in a globally competitive business environment. In this view the (a) role (b) capacity and the (c) mechanisms of knowledge sharing among organizations are seen as the fundamental issues for the creation of innovations (e.g., new products development and business model innovations) and thus sustaining a higher profitability than industry average and the creation of new markets.

The main topics

Knowledge, its definition

The knowledge economy and the new competitive landscape

Knowledge based industries and need for knowledge and innovation management

Firm s knowledge, competences and competitiveness

Knowledge assets: development and management of knowledge assets

IPR and the complexities of appropriating innovations

Innovation management, the business case for innovation

Business model innovation

The internationalisation of innovation

International innovation networks

Assessment criteria


Participation in the contact week session 10%

Participation (active participation in discussions and reflections) in lecture sessions 10%

Individual project work 80%


Pedagogical arrangements