Managing Innovation and Change

Subject ENST90023 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

This subject can be taken entirely online via the University’s Learning Management System (LMS), or taken as a multi-modal subject by students who study on campus (please ensure you enrol into the correct version either online or on campus). Students who study on campus should attend a weekly tutorial.

The subject will be open on LMS approximately one week prior to the subject commencement date.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: The subject is taught using multimedia teaching techniques and is based around business case studies. Attendance at Rural Innovation Research Group events is recommended.
Total Time Commitment:

144 hours. (It is recommended that students devote 12 hours per week to this subject.)

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Students must be able to perform word processing, use Excel spreadsheets and have a reasonable understanding of the internet and the University’s Learning Management System (LMS).

Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Barbara King



Subject Overview:

Students will review theories and case studies of innovation and change in agriculture, food and environmental contexts in order to analyse and consider the design, delivery and evaluation of innovation systems. The subject will provide students with an understanding of how and why innovation is generated, as well as the roles of different agents in innovation systems. Students will examine the roles and skills involved in innovation management and analyse case studies of innovation management for improved economic, social and environmental outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students will have developed:

  • An understanding of innovation and change, and its contribution to agrifood and environmental systems
  • The skills to review and critique strategies and frameworks for managing innovation and change
  • The ability to identify critical elements for design and implementation of innovation and change programs
  • Critical reflection skills on the manager role in innovation and change
  • One 1500 word individual essay assignment due in Week 6 worth 30%
  • One 2500 word individual case study report due in week 12 worth 50%
  • Online discussion participation due throughout the semester worth 20 %

Online discussion is an integral part of this subject. A minimum grade of 50% is required in this component.

Prescribed Texts:

Tidd, J. and J. Bessant (2013) Managing Innovation. Integrating technological, market and organisational change. 5th Edition, Wiley.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

It is expected students will develop:

  • Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
  • Highly developed computer-based skills to allow for effective online learning and communication
  • Ability to collaborate, exchange ideas and debate across online learning platforms
  • Ability to plan, use time effectively and manage small projects
  • Appreciation of social and cultural diversity from a regional to a global context
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness for Veterinarians
Master of Agribusiness
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Animal Science
Master of Urban Horticulture
Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point (A) Master of Agricultural Sciences
100 Point (B) Master of Agricultural Sciences
150 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences
200 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences
Education and Social Change
Tailored Specialisation
Tailored Specialisation

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