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The concept of innovation

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Just what is innovation? This free course examines the issues surrounding the concept of innovation. What is the difference between innovation and invention? How are organisations affected by innovation: are all of the outcomes positive? You will learn how to analyse this concept and its impact on resources, capabilities and competencies.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand why and how innovation is important
  • recognise the benefits which innovation can confer on an innovating organisation.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 3 hours
  • Updated Thursday 11th February 2016
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Technology Management
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The concept of innovation


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This course will examine some of the key ideas connected with innovation in organisations. You will be introduced to some important concepts which are used to analyse innovation, in particular the distinction between innovation and invention. In exploring the theme of innovation, general links will be made to the implications for the business functions.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Business Management [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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