Walsh

MKT 543 CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

Creativity and innovation are the essential contributors to success for many of today's organizations. Some of the most significant gains in shareholder value in recent years are due to a culture of creative innovation. Many consider a culture of creativity and innovation as the only sustainable competitive advantage available to firms. This course is designed to explore factors that stimulate and inhibit creativity in individuals, groups, and organizations and to introduce you to the practices necessary to stimulate and manage innovation. The initial part of the course will examine creativity, focusing on the social conditions which lead to new ideas and technologies. The second part of the course will consider the way in which new ideas and technologies are instituted and resisted. Ultimately, this course will focus on developing new ways of thinking, which are different from those typically learned in Graduate Business programs.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

MKT 550

Distribution

MARKETING