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Summary

The course examines how innovations in information technology (IT) and the digital capabilities, which these provide, can be used for developing business processes. The course covers the development of organisational flexibility and how to stimulate IT supported innovation of business processes. An important dimension in this connection is to understand and anticipate trends and changes in both technology and market development. Especially important is to include customers in innovation processes since these can contribute with both insight and competence in process development, with important implications for business processes. The course covers key issues in innovation research that relate to issues concerning digitalisation. An encompassing view is provided of the debates around the nature of innovation processes and how IT and digitalisation influences innovation processes.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes: Regarding knowledge and understanding, the student should be able to: - Describe different approaches to innovation processes. - Explain IT-based innovation processes. Regarding competence and skills, the student should be able to: - Analyze IT-related innovation processes. - Evaluate and develop IT-based innovation processes. - Perform, document and present a project work. - Analyze the importance of IT for innovation processes based on the course literature. Regarding judgement and approach, the student should be able to: - Reflect on the opportunities and risks associated with IT-based innovation processes. - Reflect on ethical issues and gender issues related to the use of IT for innovation. - Evaluate and identify the literature's core content and compile and present this to an audience.
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