Delivering Innovation - BUSN9099

Looking for a different module?

Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 7 15 (7.5) Debbie Kemp checkmark-circle


Delivering Innovation is an exploration of the conception, creation and diffusion of new products and services within modern economies. It examines the many challenges faced by firms and others in the process and the solutions and management practices that have been developed to deal with potential innovation barriers. The module also explores the evolving nature of innovation itself and outlines how firms and others can benefit from new and different forms of emerging opportunity.


Contact hours

Contact hours: 36
Private Study hours: 114
Total hours: 150

Method of assessment

Assessment methods
Main assessment methods:
Group presentation, 20 minutes (20%)
Examination, open book, 2 hours (80%)

Re-assessment method:
100% examination

Indicative reading

Core Texts

Cameron, S. (2011), The MBA Handbook: Academic and Professional Skills for Mastering Management 7th Ed, Harlow: Pearson Education (ISBN-13: 978-0273749998)

Flowers, S, Meyer, M., Kuusisto, J (2017) Capturing the Innovation Opportunity Space: creating business models with new forms of innovation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (ISBN-13: 978-1783475513)

Tidd, J. and Bessant, J. (2013), Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change, 5th Edition. London: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (ISBN-13: 978-1118360637)

Trott, P. (2012), Innovation Management and New Product Development, 5th Edition, London: Pearson, (ISBN-13: 9780273736561)

Von Hippel, E, (2016) Free Innovation, Boston, MA: MIT Press (ISBN-13: 978-0262035217)

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate key innovation management approaches and tools for improving management practice within a global context
- Apply comprehensive knowledge and a systematic understanding of recent innovation management research and practice to address specific organisational challenges, including the creation and growth of new ventures, and sustainable organisational performance
- Develop and critically reflect on an implementation plan for an innovation management project.
Develop a systematic understanding of ethical and responsible approaches to the management of innovation

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Critically analyse and research problems systematically and creatively
- Self-manage work in a complex and interdisciplinary context
- Plan and implement project that delivers actionable results
- Learn through reflection on practice
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
Back to top

University of Kent makes every effort to ensure that module information is accurate for the relevant academic session and to provide educational services as described. However, courses, services and other matters may be subject to change. Please read our full disclaimer.