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Systemic Innovation

level of course unit

Master's course

Learning outcomes of course unit

The following skills are developed in the course:

- Students are familiar with basic concepts and methods from the subject areas of Systematic Innovative Thinking, Systemic Management and Innovation Management.
- Students are able to apply specific creative techniques to generate innovations.

prerequisites and co-requisites

1st semester: No prerequisites

course contents

The following content is discussed in the course:

- Developing a holistic understanding of the subject areas (systemic management)
-Methods for generating innovative ideas (e.g. Systematic Inventive Thinking, Design Thinking)
- Project structures and management methods for the practical implementation of innovations (e.g. change manage-ment, conflict management)
- IT-supported project documentation

recommended or required reading

- Brenner, W.; Uebernickel, F. (2016): Design Thinking for Innovation: Research and Practice (Ed. 1), Springer, Berlin (ISBN: 978-3319260983)
- Brown, T. (2012): Change by Design: how design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation (Ed. 2), Harper Business, New York (ISBN: 978-3319260983)

- Achouri C. (2011): Wenn Sie wollen, nennen Sie es Führung: Systemisches Management im 21. Jahrhundert (Ed. 1), Gabal, Offenbach (ISBN: 978-3-86936-174-1)
- Achouri C. (2015): Systemisches Management. In: Human Resources Management: Eine praxisbasierte Einführung (Ed. 2), Gabler, Wiesbaden (ISBN: 978-3834947390)
- Bergmann, G.; Daub, J. (2008): Systemisches Innovations- und Kompetenzmanagement: Grundlagen - Prozesse - Perspektiven (Ed. 2), Gabler, Wiesbaden (ISBN: 978-3834910592)
- Kearney, E. (2013): Diversity und Innovation, page 175 in Krause D. E. (publisher) Kreativität, Innovation, Entrepreneurship (ed. 1), Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden (ISBN: 978-3658025502)
- Orloff, M. A. (2010): Inventive Thinking through TRIZ: A Practical Guide (Ed. 1), Springer, Berlin (ISBN: 978-3642069802)
- Orloff, M. A. (2012): Modern TRIZ: A Practical Course with EASyTRIZ Technology (Ed. 1), Springer, Berlin (ISBN: 978-3642252174)
- Tidd, J.; Bessant, J. (2013): Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change (Ed. 5), Wiley, Chichester (ISBN: 978-1118360637)

assessment methods and criteria

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

The following methods are used:

- Lecture with discussion
- Case studies

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Inf. Karsten Böhm

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