Concept Driven Change


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has completed this module:

Learning objectives


  • can identify important ideas and approaches in a number of historic and current management, innovation, design and change concepts, and reflect on these
  • is able to identify and characterise concepts in organisations and society as a naturally occurring and integrated part of management, innovation, design and change processes
  • can understand and analyse concepts from structural, symbolic, pragmatic and translational perspectives, and develop suggestions to how to adapt and adopt them into practical arrangements


  • can analyse implicit problem diagnoses, solution spaces, suggestions for implementation and related elements of operation in current management, innovation, design and change concepts
  • is able to characterise the role and performance of innovation, design and change concepts in the management of organisational processes
  • is able to assess the effects of current management, innovation, design and change concepts on organisational and institutional knowledge flows, and their ability to create change
  • can analyse, identify, translate and suggest implementations of particular management, innovation, design and change concepts in organisations and institutions, as well as evaluate the vulnerability of them and suggest improvements


  • can professionally engage in the planning and execution of concept driven processes of management, innovation design and change, and independently take part in collaborating with other organisational and institutional stakeholders
  • can critically reflect on own role in the work and the applicability of own competences

Type of instruction

Reading and analysing texts, lectures, case-work, field study as well as group discussions.



Name of examConcept Driven Change
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKonceptdrevet forandring
Module codeTBSDK20204
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design