Course: Knowledge and Innovation Management

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Course title Knowledge and Innovation Management
Course code KPM/KIM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • 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&DI support - Innovation marketing - Review of lessons from Innovation Management - Entrepreneurship environment, support of innovations - Introduction to knowledge management - Role of knowledge in business, - Knowledge types and thein transformation - Knowledge value, intelectual capital, working with patent databases - Company culture and motivation systém - Soft skills, collaborative tools, mindmapping, creativity techniques - Course review - Presentations of semestral works - Final test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, E-learning, Multimedia supported teaching, Skills demonstration, Task-based study method, Textual studies, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 39 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
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 11 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Master management basics
professional skills
Search and follow information resources
Work in small team, develop and present results of the etam work
Work in MS Windows and Office environments
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Can classify innovations according to their type and level
Knows innovation process models (disruptive and open innovation)
Knows approaches and tools of innovation potential assessment
Knows innovation impulses resources (external, internal) and role of R&D
Is informed about specific approaches to innovation marketing (blue ocean strategy)
Is accustomed with relations between innovation and entrepreneurship
Masters the basics of knowledge management
Knows what is intellectual property and knows its value and tools of its protection
Knows the importance of motivation and organisational culture in innovation activities
professional skills
Is prepared to use collaborative techniques and tools for suppoting creativity and other soft skills
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
Task-based study method
Textual studies
professional skills
Skills demonstration
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Group presentation at a seminar
professional skills
Skills demonstration during practicum
Recommended literature
  • Barták, Jan. Od znalostí k inovacím. 1. vyd. Praha : Alfa Nakladatelství, 2008. ISBN 978-80-87197-03-5.
  • Bessant, J. R. Innovation. 1st American ed. New York : DK Publishing, 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.
  • Collison, Chris; Parcell, Geoff. Knowledge management : praktický management znalostí z prostředí předních světových učících se organizací. Vyd. 1. Brno : Computer Press, 2005. ISBN 80-251-0760-4.
  • 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.
  • Mládková, Ludmila. Management znalostí v praxi. 1. vyd. Praha : Professional Publishing, 2004. ISBN 80-86419-51-7.
  • Pitra, Zbyněk. Management inovačních aktivit / Zdeněk Pitra. 1. vyd. [Praha] : Professional Publishing, 2006. ISBN 80-86946-10-X.
  • 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.
  • Tidd, Joseph; Bessant, J. R.,; Pavitt, Keith. Řízení inovací : zavádění technologických, tržních a organizačních změn. Vyd. 1. Brno : Computer Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-251-1466-7.
  • 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.
  • Vacek, Jiří; Kopecký, Martin. Znalostní management a inovace. [Plzeň] : SmartMotion, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87539-24-8.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2013) Economy 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2017) Economy 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2013) Economy 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (2013) Economy 2 Winter