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Systemic Innovation

level of course unit

Master course

Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are competent in the basic concepts and methods within the topical fields of systematic innovative thinking, systemic management and innovation management. They are able to apply specific creative techniques for generating innovations and oversee their practical implementation from a management perspective. Furthermore, they have a holistic understanding of the study program’s topical areas and are there-by enabled to recognize comprehensive innovation potential across areas.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course addresses the most important aspects of the study program's topical range and gives students an overview of options resulting from a holistic perspective of the topical field of data analytics with respect to innovation. Students learn creative techniques/methods for generating innovations and how to implement these innovations in a practical manner from a management perspective.

The course content predominantly encompasses the following topics:
-Development of a holistic understanding of the topical fields (systemic management)
-Methods for generating innovative ideas (e.g. systemic inventive thinking, design thinking)
-Project structures and management methods for the practical implementation of innovations (e.g. change management, conflict management)
-IT-supported project documentation

The course content allows students to apply the data analysis tool in a structured manner, generate innovations and accompany their implementation.

recommended or required reading

- Achouri C. (2011) Wenn Sie wollen, nennen Sie es Fühung: Systemisches Management im 21. Jahrhundert. 1. Auflage, Gabal, Offenbach (ISBN: 978-3-86936-174-1).
- Achouri C. (2015) Systemisches Management. In: Human Resources Management: Eine praxisbasierte Einführung. 2. Auflage, Gabler, Wiesbaden (ISBN: 978-3834947390).
- Bergmann, G.; Daub, J. (2008) Systemisches Innovations- und Kompetenzmanagement: Grundlagen - Prozesse - Perspektiven. 2. Auflage, Gabler, Wiesbaden (ISBN: 978-3834910592).
- Brenner, W.; Uebernickel, F. (2016) Design Thinking for Innovation: Research and Practice. 1. Auflage, Springer, Berlin (ISBN: 978-3319260983).
- Brown, T. (2012) Change by Design: how design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation. 2. Auflage, Harper Business, New York (ISBN: 978-3319260983).
- Kearney, E. (2013) Diversity und Innovation, Seite 175 in Krause D. E. (Hrsg.) Kreativität, Innovation, Entrepreneurship. 1. Auflage, Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden (ISBN: 978-3658025502).
- Orloff, M. A. (2010) Inventive Thinking through TRIZ: A Practical Guide. 1. Auflage, Springer, Berlin (ISBN: 978-3642069802).
- Orloff, M. A. (2012) Modern TRIZ: A Practical Course with EASyTRIZ Technology. 1. Auflage, Springer, Berlin (ISBN: 978-3642252174).
- Tidd, J.; Bessant, J. (2013) Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change. 5. Auflage, Wiley, Chichester (ISBN: 978-1118360637).

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-Lecture with discussion
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