MNCs and Ecosystems: Innovation and Value Co-creation for Sustainable Development

2020/2021

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module discusses the emerging trends of Multi National Companies (MNC) global innovation management such as from value creation to value co-creation with global partners, establishing cross-border strategic alliances and networks for joint innovation, participating and orchestrating innovation ecosystem for sustainable development, etc. The student will develop knowledge and reflect on issues such as, but not limited to, MNCs’ global innovation modes and strategies, reverse innovation, innovation ecosystem, interplay between value co-creation and value capture for sustainable development.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • newly emerging concepts and theories in global innovation management.
  • MNCs’ innovation management practices and strategies from the value co-creation and value capture perspectives.
  • how innovation in ecosystems facilitate MNCs’ sustainable development and global competitiveness.

Skills

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • analysing and synthesising state-of-art knowledge on MNCs’ global innovation management.
  • pursuing further knowledge related to the module topics through own academic learning .
  • developing own conceptualisation and explanation based on in-depth reflections on academic development and MNCs’ global innovation practices.

Competences

The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • applying and reflecting on MNCs’ global innovation management in cross-cultural contexts.
  • applying concepts and theories learnt to understand MNCs’ global innovation challenges and practices.
  • applying problem-based learning principles to identify problems and propose solutions to issues based on own understanding of the subject matter.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMNCs and Ecosystems: Innovation and Value Co-creation for Sustainable Development
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual examination.
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleMultinationale selskaber og økosystemer: Innovation og værdiskabelse for bæredygtig udvikling
Module codeKAINB202014
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Business Economics
DepartmentDepartment of Business and Management
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences