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Leadership of innovation and change

1JM60

About this course

In this course, students will develop a thorough understanding of how leadership and management practices impact human functioning and change processes in complex, fast-paced, and technologically advanced environments. We will highlight recent developments (e.g., speeding up innovation, collaborative innovation, AI-supported innovation, sustainable transitions) that call for careful guidance and effective management of individuals and teams operating in innovative environments. The students will conduct scientific research to examine leadership and management practices in relation to innovation outcomes in real-world teams, based upon which they will formulate recommendations for organizing and supporting innovation and change processes.

Besides a live introductory lecture, the program consists of online modules, each with a set of required readings and accompanying online micro-lectures. Moreover, there will be on-campus seminars in which we will review and discuss a variety of (real-world) case examples to facilitate further processing of the study material and apply the obtained theoretical knowledge to practice.

Finally, the group assignment involves a research project in which students offer managerial advice regarding the abovementioned issues based on empirical research with quantitative (survey) data.

Topics covered in the modules:

  • Leadership challenges for the 21st century
  • Creativity and innovation in individuals and teams
  • Leading high-speed innovation
  • Leading collaborative innovation
  • Leading AI-supported innovation
  • Leading sustainable transitions

Learning outcomes

In this course, students will learn to make decisions about leadership and management practices that will support innovation and change in complex, fast-paced, and technologically advanced environments.

Learning objectives:

  • After each module, students will be able to explain psychological concepts related to human functioning and change processes in innovative environments based on the provided study material.
  • After each module, students will be able to explain the impact of leadership and management practices on human functioning and change processes in innovative environments, according to theories described in the provided study material.
  • After the seminars, students will be able to evaluate leadership and management practices (e.g., appropriateness, effectiveness) in case examples.
  • After the course, students will be able to conduct research about leadership and management practices according to scientific standards (formulate research question, hypotheses, data collection, data analyses, report results, discuss results), while taking the course literature into consideration.
  • After the course, students will be able to formulate conclusions and recommendations about leadership and management practices in innovative environments based on conducted research, taking the course literature into consideration.

Required prior knowledge

You must meet one of the following collections of requirements

  • Collection 1
  • Completed Final examination Bsc program
  • Completed none of the course modules listed below
  • Human aspects of innovation (1JM06)
  • Collection 2
  • Completed Pre-Master
  • Completed none of the course modules listed below
  • Human aspects of innovation (1JM06)

Link to more information

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Offering(s)

  • Start date

    3 February 2025

    • Ends
      6 April 2025
    • Term *
      Block GS3
    • Location
      Eindhoven
    • Instruction language
      English
    • Register between
      15 Nov, 00:00 - 5 Jan 2025
    Enrolment starts in 123 days
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University