Course: Knowledge and Innovation Management in English

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Course title Knowledge and Innovation Management in English
Course code KPM/AKIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Vacek Jiří, Doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Introduction to innovation management, Case studies - Models of innovation processes, Assessment of innovation potential - questionnaire - Innovation impulses, Working with innovation impulses - tools and processes - Assessment of innovation performance and potential, web pages of programmes for R&D&I support - Innovation marketing, Review of lessons from Innovation Management - Entrepreneurship environment, support of innovations, Working with patent databases - Introduction to knowledge management, Collaborative tools - Role of knowledge in business, Mindmapping - Knowledge types and thein transformation, Creativitz support - Knowledge value, intelectual capital, Presentations of semestral works - Company culture and motivation systém, Presentations of semestral works - Soft skills - Course review, final evaluation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, E-learning, Multimedia supported teaching, Skills demonstration, Task-based study method, Textual studies, Practicum
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 28 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
  • Team project (50/number of students) - 15 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 15 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Mater introduction to management.
learning outcomes
To apply basic knowledge of methods, approaches and tools used in innovation and knowledge management.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
Task-based study method
Textual studies
Skills demonstration
assessment methods
Group presentation at a seminar
professional skills
Skills demonstration during practicum
Recommended literature
  • Bessant, J. Innovation. New York, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7566-5555-6.
  • Bessant, J. R.; Tidd, Joseph. Innovation and entrepreneurship. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2007. ISBN 978-0-470-03269-5.
  • Cooper, Robert G. Winning at new products : accelerating the process from idea to launch. 3rd ed. New York : Basic Books, 2001. ISBN 0-7382-0463-3.
  • Chesbrough, Henry W. Open innovation : the new imperative for creating and profiting from technology. Boston : Harvard Business School Press, 2006. ISBN 1-4221-0283-1.
  • Christensen, Clayton M. The innovator's dilemma : the revolutionary book that will changed the way you do business. New York : HarperCollins, 2003. ISBN 0-06-052199-6.
  • Tidd, Joseph; Bessant, J. R. Managing innovation : integrating technological, market and organizational change. 4th ed. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-99810-6.
  • Tucker, Robert B. Driving growth through innovation : how leading firms are transforming their futures. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002. ISBN 1-57675-187-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2017) Economy 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2013) Economy 1 Summer