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Managing Change and Innovation PG (7776.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Government & Policy


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    • Semester 2, 2017, EVENING, BRUCE (167637) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, WEEKEND, BRUCE (167072) - View
    • UC Term 4, 2016, INTENSIVE, RIM-BHUTAN (150232) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, EVENING, BRUCE (151699) - View
    • UC Term 2, 2016, INTENSIVE, ECUST (155335) - View
    • Semester 1, 2016, WEEKEND, BRUCE (154788) - View
    • UC Term 4, 2015, INTENSIVE, RIM-BHUTAN (149706) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, EVENING, BRUCE (147611) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, WEEKEND, BRUCE (147936) - View

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    This unit explores the issue of change management and innovation in organisations. It will examine various models of change management and how organisational leaders go about influencing, implementing and managing change programs. The unit also examines the importance of innovation in creating competitive advantage and how organisational leaders go about encouraging innovation in contemporary organisations. Key topics will include: driving change; the strategy and process of change; leadership for change; human resource management for change; new forms of organisation; power and resistance to change; and how to maintain change. This unit has linkages with units such as Leadership in Contemporary Organisations, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. understand critically a range of theories and practices of change management.

    2. demonstrate the applicability of organisational change practices in different circumstances.

    3. appreciate the complexities and challenges inherent in planning and managing organisational change.

    4. be familiar with the nature of innovation and how to implement it

    5. research, identify, organise and present relevant materials and arguments in a range of modes.

    Contact Hours

    Up to thirty nine hours per semester.



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