- Class Number 3268
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic On-campus
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Don Scott-Kemmis
- AsPr Don Scott-Kemmis
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
This course introduces participants to the conceptual foundations, behaviors and mindsets of entrepreneurship and innovation. The course provides the theoretical foundations and contexts within which innovations and new ventures contribute to economic activity and an introduction to the tools and frameworks used to identify new venture opportunities and potential innovations. It also provides an opportunity for participants to consider how entrepreneurship and innovation processes may impact their future careers. The course is delivered in the form of seminars supported by readings, cases, exercises and individual and team assignments.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:After completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Describe basic concepts underlying the domain of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Identify problems, challenges, needs, opportunities for the use of innovation in existing organisations and in new ventures
- Critique the tools and frameworks used in innovations and new ventures
- Evaluate ideas, relationships, resources and networks by engaging E&I
- Integrate concepts and theories with real cases of E&I
- Reflect on the personal significance of E&I in their future careers
The content of this course is based on 35 years of research into innovation and entrepreneurship in many sectors and in several countries, including the UK, India, Thailand, Brazil, Indonesia and Australia.
No field trips
Additional Course Costs
Examination Material or equipment
Limited paper-based study materials and unannotated, paper-based dictionaries are permitted. Further guidance about exam support material will be given by end of Week 12.
Seminar pre-reading material will be provided through Wattle.
A list of recommended reading will be provided through Wattle.
Feedback will be provided continuously though the weekly work and in-class discussions each week. Short case study discussions and workshop exercises, mostly conducted in class, will give course participants the opportunity to regularly appraise and apply their knowledge.
A quiz, taken online following seminar 6, will give course participants the opportunity to gauge their progress against the course learning outcomes. Most questions in the quiz will require a true/false answer; there will also be a small number of multiple choice questions
An essay, due in Week 10, provides the opportunity for course participants to apply evidence-based analysis to a topic in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Feedback on all written assessments will be provided within three weeks of submission date.
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||MODULE 1: INNOVATION Seminar 1: Introduction This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions and discussion of pre-readings covering the nature of innovation and why and how innovation and entrepreneurship are important aspects of a competitive economy.||Pre-reading: (1) Marsili & Salter, ‘Inequality of Innovation: skewed distributions and the returns to innovation in Dutch manufacturing,’ Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1-2, pp. 83-201. Read sections 1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 5 only and answer the following question in 100 words or less: Question 1: “A small minority of innovating firms earn the great majority of the rewards from innovation. Why do so many firms devote significant resources to innovation?” Pre-reading (2) George Castellion and Stephen Markham, New Product Failure Rates: Influence of Argumentum ad Populum and Self-Interest, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Vol. 30 (2013), No. 5, pp. 976 - 979. Question 2: “The success rate for new products has not changed over the past 45 years. What might explain this?”|
|2||Seminar 2: Types and sources of innovation This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions, discussion of pre-readings and in-class exercises covering various aspects of novelty, the role of search and framing in innovation, a number of types of innovation and the concept of a dominant design.||Assessment item: pre-reading Pre-reading: Benner & Tripsas, ‘The influence of prior industry affiliation on framing in nascent industries: the evolution of digital cameras,’ Strategic Management Journal Vol. 33, pp. 277-302 (2012) NOTE: For the complete list of Weekly Pre-Reading Topic Questions, refer to the Wattle Course Site in the 'Readings' folder.|
|3||Seminar 3: Uncertainty and learning This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions, discussion of pre-readings and in-class exercises covering the relationship between novelty and uncertainty and how uncertainty leads to difficulty predicting how innovation processes will play out. The importance of learning through testing and discovery in an environment of inherent uncertainty will also be covered.||Assessment item: pre-reading Pre-reading: Rice et al., ‘Implementing a Learning Plan to Counter Project Uncertainty,’ MIT Sloan Management Review, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 54 –62 (Winter 2008)|
|4||Seminar 4: Innovation ecosystems This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions, discussion of pre-readings and in-class exercises covering the factors influencing the rate of adoption of innovations and the concept of the innovation ecosystem, the path to impact, adoption chain risk and complementary innovation risk.||Assessment item: pre-reading Pre-reading: Adner, ‘Match your innovation strategy to your innovation ecosystem,’ Harvard Business Review April 2006|
|5||Seminar 5: Capturing value from innovation This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions, discussion of pre-readings and in-class exercises covering how organisations capture value from innovation, including the role of complementary assets and business models as mechanisms for the creation and appropriation of value.||Assessment item: pre-reading Pre-reading: Chesbrough & Rosenbloom, ‘The role of the business model in capturing value from innovation: evidence from Xerox Corporation’s technology spin-off companies’ Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 529-555 (2002)|
|6||Seminar 6: The innovative organisation This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions and discussion of pre-readings covering the ambidextrous organisation and how organisations build the capability for continuous innovation. Key concepts introduced in the innovation module will be reviewed.||Assessment item: pre-reading Pre-reading: Tushman & O’Reilly III, ‘Ambidextrous organizations: Managing evolutionary and revolutionary change,’ California Management Review Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 8 –30 (Summer 1996). In-class: Case / Exercise Assessment item: on-line quiz ONLINE QUIZ - Week 6: Quiz on the content of Weeks 1-6 In Week 6, course participants take an Online Quiz to gauge their learning of the content in Module 1. The Quiz comprises true/false and multiple-choice questions. Participant's score for the Quiz will form a maximum of 15% of their final grade. The Quiz opens on Thursday of Week 6 and remains open for two weeks. Participants may take the Quiz twice.|
|7||MODULE 2: ENTREPRENEURSHIP Seminar 7: Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth. This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions and discussion of pre-readings covering the role of entrepreneurship in the growth and transformation of regional and national economies. In periods of major technological and structural change entrepreneurs have a key role in discovering and developing new directions of value creation. The key players in the creation of new ventures, the roles of networks, relationships and knowledge-flow and how entrepreneurial ecosystems function will also be covered.||Assessment item: pre-reading questions Pre-reading (1): Carree, M.A. and Thurik, A.R., 2010. The impact of entrepreneurship on economic growth. In Handbook of entrepreneurship research (pp. 557-594). Springer, New York, NY. Pre-reading (2): Spigel, ‘The Relational Organization of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems,' Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, June 2015, pp. 1-24.|
|8||Seminar 8: Opportunities (in-house and new ventures) This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions and discussion of pre-readings covering how opportunities are identified, discovered or created and assessed; and where new ventures come from.||Assessment item: pre-reading question Pre-reading: Shane, ‘Prior Knowledge and the Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities,’ Organization Science, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 2000), pp. 448-469|
|9||Seminar 9: Stakeholders, relationships, networks and resources This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions, discussion of pre-readings and in-class exercises covering the key players in the creation of new ventures - both in-house and independent start-ups. The roles of networks, relationships and knowledge-flow and how entrepreneurial ecosystems function will also be covered.||Assessment item: pre-reading Pre-reading: Spigel, ‘The Relational Organization of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems,' Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, June 2015, pp. 1-24.|
|10||Seminar 10: Tools, processes, the Business Model Canvas This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions, discussion of pre-readings and in-class exercises covering design-thinking and new venture concept development processes, including customer engagement, shared value and the Business Model Canvas as a holistic venture design tool.||Assessment item: pre-readings Pre-reading (1): Dorst, ‘The Core of "Design Thinking" and its Application,’ Design Studies, Vol. 32 (2011), pp. 521-532 Pre-reading (2): Cosenz & Noto, ‘A Dynamic Business Modelling Approach to Design and Experiment New Business Venture Strategies,' Long Range Planning, Forthcoming (2017) pp. 1-14. Assessment item: essay Essay The essay worth 30% of the course assessment is to be submitted to Turnitin in accordance with the Assessment instructions. DUE 23:59 Sunday, 13th October 2019|
|11||Seminar 11: Building and communicating the case This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions and discussion of pre-readings covering processes for assessing the feasibility of a new venture, for planning and negotiating access to resources, and different approaches to building the case for implementation of a new venture - either in-house or as an independent start-up.||Assessment item: pre-reading Pre-reading: Delmar & Shane, ‘Does Business Planning Facilitate the Development of New Ventures?’ Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 24: pp. 1165 - 1185 (2003) In-class: Case / Exercise|
|12||Seminar 12: How new ventures evolve This seminar will consist of lecture sessions, discussion questions and discussion of pre-readings covering how new ventures develop over time: the business concept evolves even prior to launch, through interactions, through testing and validation; also the new venture itself evolves as it engages with the real world around it. What drives the growth and development of new ventures and how their growth trajectories unfold over time will also be covered.||Assessment item: pre-readings Pre-reading (1): Garnsey, Stam & Heffernan, ‘New Firm Growth: Exploring Processes and Paths,’ Industry and Innovation; Mar 2006; Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-20 Pre-reading (2): Cope, J., 2005. Toward a dynamic learning perspective of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship theory and practice, 29(4), pp.373-397.|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|In Class Written Activities||15 %||*||04/06/2020||2,3,4,5|
|Online Quiz||15 %||10/04/2020||10/04/2020||2,3,4,5|
|Final Examination||40 %||04/06/2020||02/07/2020||1,2,5,6|
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The are no participation requirements; however attendance at classes is expected as this is an "in-person" course.
There is a formal examination - see Assessment task 3.
Additional examination information will be available on https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5
In Class Written Activities
In Class Written Activities (15%)
Two assessable in-class written activities (worth 7.5% each) to be held in random weeks. At least one activity will be conducted and feedback given before end of Week 6. Students who are absent due to extenuating circumstances supported by appropriate evidence will be given alternative assessment arrangements.
The basis of these two assessable in-class written activities come from study performed before the seminar class (pre-reading responses), as well as within the seminar class (workshop cases and exercises).
Pre-reading responses - Before each seminar, course participants should read the article(s) for the week and prepare a typed response to the question(s) of up to 200 words. This should be typed on the Pre-Reading Response Form (available on Wattle). These materials are important for your learning and also as support materials for the assessed in-class written activities.
In-class workshop cases and exercises - Most seminars will involve in-class cases and/or workshop activities. For these, course participants will be asked to apply a tool or framework to analyse a case or to develop some aspect of the topic for the week, followed by group and class discussion. The written results of this may be one (or more) of the in-class written activities assessed.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5
Online Quiz (15%)
This quiz will be conducted online via Wattle. Most questions will require a true/false answer; there will also be a small number of multiple choice questions. The quiz opens on 30 March (week 6) and is available for two weeks. The quiz takes about sixty minutes to complete, and can be taken twice. You may refer to the lecture slides and other course materials while taking the quiz.
DUE: by Tuesday 14 April
Return of Quiz scores: Quiz scores are provided immediately after completion.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,3
For this assessment item you will choose an essay question focusing on one of the debates in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation. The purpose of the essay is to explore and summarise the current state of the debate, based on current research findings and application of the principles of evidence-based management
The essay questions and detailed instructions for this assessment task are provided on Wattle by week 2 of the semester.
You should approach the task as follows:
1. Carefully consider the essay question in the light of the topic readings and in-class discussions throughout the course.
When considering the essay question you should consider whether you would propose restating the question in order to specify it more carefully, for example to focus more clearly on an issue or sector. If you do wish to address a modified question you must seek approval from the course convenor before the end of week 6.
2. Undertake a search for evidence about the question from relevant academic and other research.
During the search for evidence you should:
ensure that you revisit the question in light of what you have found through the search for evidence; and,
carefully consider how key terms are used in the different studies (Step 8.1 of the CAT Guideline), any causal mechanisms at work (Step 8.2 of the CAT Guideline) and any logical conclusions, limitations and implications that follow from the evidence (Steps 9, 10 and 11, of the CAT Guideline ).
Identify what is known about the issue and where there seem to be gaps in knowledge
3. Prepare a summary of your search for evidence to be attached as an Appendix to your essay. The Appendix should include a Table as shown on Page 10 of the CEBMa CAT Guideline version 1.1 summarising at least 10 papers from relevant academic and other research. You should not include an ‘Effect size’ column and you should use the four levels (A, B, C, D) described in the detailed instructions for this assessment task provided on Wattle instead of the six levels described in the CEBMa CAT Guideline.
4. Prepare an analytical essay of up to 1,500 words on your chosen question, summarizing the state of the debate, based on the evidence you have found in your search for evidence. You should ensure that the material in your essay is clearly linked to the evidence you have summarised in the search-for-evidence Appendix.
Late submissions are not accepted. If you are unable to submit on time you should apply for an extension.
DUE: 23:59, at the end of Week 10 Sunday, 17 May 2020
Return of Assessment: three weeks after submission.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5,6
Final Examination (40%) – End of Semester examination period
This will be an invigilated final examination of 3 hours duration conducted during the end of semester examination period. The Final Examination will cover content from the whole course. The examination marks will be apportioned between selected response and/or short answer questions (one quarter of the examination marks), a short case study response (one half of the examination marks), and personal reflection questions (one quarter of the examination marks).
This will be an open-book exam and copies of the lecture notes and pre-reading notes can be brought into the exam. Unannotated, paper-based dictionaries are permitted.
DUE: End of Semester Examination Period which begins on 4 June, 2020
Return of Assessment: after release of final grades on 2 July, 2020
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Don has wide ranging interests in innovation and entrepreneurship policy and management and has studied these issues in several countries and industries.
AsPr Don Scott-Kemmis
AsPr Don Scott-Kemmis