CORPORATE VENTURING

IBU5COV

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore business innovation within an international context. They will explore the necessary balance between the management of risks and the development of capability to develop, exploit, and sustain innovation. Students will examine businesses and organisations from a variety of perspectives including managerial psychology and decision sciences, strategic management, entrepreneurship, innovation management, and leadership. The student will examine organisational structures, processes, strategies, and the fit between these elements and other possible variables that may influence the ongoing battle for growth and profit on the international competitive landscape.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions The Department of Management has an expectation of 80% attendance in all lectures. The University reserves the right to offer this subject in other modes including seminars, lectures, and block mode or modes using electronic technologies.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCorporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3eRecommendedMorris, Kuratko, Covin 2011Cengage SW

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe corporate venturing characteristics, behaviours, skills, knowledge, and attitudes.

Activities:
Develop a corporate venturing report
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Analyse an existing business for its corporate venturing potential.

Activities:
Present an analysis on a company's corporate venture
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. Work as a group to discuss and report on the phenomenon of corporate venturing explaining how, when, and where it may occur.

Activities:
Do a group presentation about corporate venturing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Critically analyse a number of business cases for their venturing and entrepreneurship success factors and explain how such success factors could be transferred to other businesses and benefit their operations.

Activities:
Analyse a company using a case study approach towards corporate venturing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, Semester 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information Space restrictions Room restrictions

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Please note change of room on March 13 and 27, these sessions will be in Room 5. All other sessions in Room 1"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000 word individual final assessmentthis may be in the form of an in-class test, a take home exam or an assignment40 01
one group presentation and reportequivalent to 1,500-words per student30 02
one individual assignment1,500-words30 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000 word individual final assessmentthis may be in the form of an in-class test, a take home exam or an assignment40 01
one group presentation and reportequivalent to 1,500-words per student30 02
one individual assignment1,500-words30 01, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000 word individual final assessmentthis may be in the form of an in-class test, a take home exam or an assignment40 01
one group presentation and reportequivalent to 1,500-words per student30 02
one individual assignment1,500-words30 01, 03, 04