Short answer questions (explain with examples wherever possible)
Compare and contrast current and past theories and thoughts on innovation.
Explain how theories on innovation and creativity can contribute to applied business practice.
Explain the impact of leadership style on innovation in organisation. Explain at least two specific approaches that may encourage or inhibit innovation.
Explain how creative thinking can be applied to solve current industry issues.
Analyse the internal and external conditions or factors that impact on organisational innovation.
These factors include the activities of customers, competitors and suppliers; labour market, legal, regulatory, competitive and economic conditions; and the supply of technological and other types of knowledge of value to innovation.
Outline strategies for identifying, assessing and managing risks associated with innovation.
Provide at least two examples of innovation drivers in an organisation.
Organizational strategy, organizational culture, organizational knowledge management, organizational structure, organizational learning, organizational support and business practices and the process was identified as innovation drivers at the organizational level.
Provide at least two examples of innovation enablers in an organisation.
Explain how a right workplace culture can support innovation in an organisation.
Discuss the common challenges and barriers to innovation within an organizational setting and outline the ways of overcome these challenges and barriers.