20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module aims to develop in students both a theoretical critical understanding of, and practical guidance to enhance, creativity and innovation in organisations. Topics will include: different methodologies for studying creativity and innovation; cognitive, biological, personality and affective bases of individual creativity; explaining influences on team and organisational innovation; and social dimensions of innovation. A key practical feature of the module is that it will also train students in how to use the CLEAR IDEAS model to develop innovative solutions to real-life problems.

Restrictions on availability: Given the highly interactive and practical nature of the module numbers need to be capped at 30 (the allocation will be done on a first come, first served basis).

Staff Contact: SIO UT NA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Management School):

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