Summer School

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Nov 6, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Summer School

Proposed Timetable



Mon

Tue


Wed

Thur


Fri

9.00
-
10.30

Induction

Module 1 S3

Module 1 S5

Self
-
Study
and
Assessment
Preparation

Careers
session

11.00
-
12.30

Module 1 S1

12.30
-
1.30

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1.30
-
3.00

Module 1 S2

Module 1 S4

Module 1 S6

Company Visit

3.30
-
5.00

Drink
Reception




Mon

Tue


Wed

Thur


Fri

9.00
-
10.30

Module 2 S1

Module 2

S3

Module 2

S5

Self
-
Study
and
Assessment
Preparation

Assessment
Sessions

11.00
-
12.30

12.30
-
1.30

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

1.30
-
3.00

Module 2 S2

Module 2 S4

Module 2 S6

Company Visit

3.30
-
5.00










Module 1:
Knowledge in a Digital World

In the new digital economy knowledge is at the very heart of the contemporary
organization. As such we need to explore knowledge management and knowledge creation.
The modern organization is rapidly changing due the impact of the new technologies. This
module will explore the world of intangible value and the creation of new ideas

for a
knowledge economy, and will look at the impact of technology on the modern organization.
In particular we will look at two aspects of knowledge management, the distribution and the
creation of new knowledge. A particular focus will be upon the dif
ference between synergy
occurring between tacit and explicit knowledge, and an appreciation of lessons learnt in the
contemporary organization. The focus of the learning experience will be a blend of lecturing
and student interactive activity.

Learning Out
comes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:



Describe and discuss the impact of technological change upon both management
and the environment, and appreciate the difference between knowledge distribution
and knowledge creation.



Identify

and characterize the role of knowledge worker in the increasingly digital
economy.



Distinguish between tacit and explicit knowledge, tangible and intangible value and
understand the importance of lessons learnt in contemporary management



Identify and unde
rstand the relationship and skills developing amongst groups and
individuals in the dynamic, digital workplace.



Analyse a business scenarios and effectively assess the implications and
consequences of the change process.


List of Topics



The contemporary
organization in a digital world



Change and the dynamic/digital workplace



E
-
Business models and global issues arising in the web
-
world.



The role of the knowledge worker in a digital world



Introduction to knowledge creation and distribution using the web p
latform in the
modern organization



Current issues in knowledge management including lessons learnt

Assessment

100% Group Work. Groups will work together on a set assignment (business scenario base
on case
-
study) and present their findings to the rest of

the group on final morning session of
the module.



Module 2:
International Entrepreneurship

The aim of this module is to help students understand entrepreneurship in an international
context.


It will examine the nature and growing prevalence of intern
ational new ventures
and help students develop
insights, tools, concepts, and skills necessary to understand the
challenges and opportunities associated with developing and managing international new
ventures.

Learning objectives



Integration of theory and
practice



Exposure to relevant academic literature



Opportunity to apply theoretical insights to business situations



A range of relevant topics



Entrepreneurship across countries



International new ventures



Process, capabilities, challenges

List of topics



International Entrepreneurship: an introduction



Opportunity recognition in an international context



Grow
ing through
innovation and

collaboration



Entrepreneurial and innovative strategies



Business start ups and innovation in international markets



‘Born glo
bal’ phenomenon and small firm internationalization



Corporate entrepreneurship: an international perspective



Culture and institutions

Assignment


Small firms are no ‘Bonsai’ version of large firms

.
2000 words essay.
Discuss
the
importance of small firms as a vehicle for international entrepreneurship by
conducting a
literature review that critically
examines
the
academic research in th
e
field.







Prof Savvas Papagiannidis

Prof Papagiannidis is the
Goldman
Chair of Innovation, Newcastle
University Business School
and the Head of the Marketing, Operations and Systems Subject Group.

His research
interests mainly revolve around electronic business and its various sub
-
domains and high
tech entrepreneurship. Mor
e specifically, his research aims to inform our understanding of
how e
-
business technologies affect the social and business environment, organisational
strategies and business models, and how these are implemented in terms of functional
innovations. His wo
rk puts strong emphasis on innovation, new value creation and
exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities, within the context of different industries.
Apart from the impact that the Internet and related technologies can have on businesses, he
is also ver
y much interested in the impact such technologies can have on individual users.

Dr
Janette Young

Dr Janette Young is a Consultant, Academic and Author. Her background is predominantly
academic with 20 years’ learning and teaching experience. Janette is an expert in the field
of knowledge management and knowledge creation and has published in Inter
national
Journals. She is also author of new book within this subject area. Currently her areas of
interest and research include knowledge creation, awareness and leadership. She has
recruited academically in Asia, managed and designed courses in know
ledge management
and won awards for learning and teaching. She brings to the fore both her corporate real
world experience and academic insight when presenting in this area.

Steven Pattinson

Steven teaches on a number of undergraduate and post graduat
e modules, including
International Entrepreneurship, Business Emergence and Growth and Contemporary Issues
in International Business. Steven’s main research interests are innovation, entrepreneurship
in small firms. He has published several conference pap
ers on the role of communities of
practice and innovation in SMEs. He is also an active member of various research
associations, including the European Group on Organizational Studies, the Institute for Small
Business and Entrepreneurship and the Research
and Development Management
Association.