You are required to produce a 2,000 word report.
For this CW2, you are required to produce a 2000 word written report. From your findings in CW1 you are to develop an innovation road map that outlines the preparation of the innovation process. This audit will factor in the wider, operational environment of both up and downstream suppliers and service providers, whilst developing a fuller picture of the organisation’s full innovation capacity.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO 2 Analyse and illustrate how organisations and their leaders can successfully plan and prepare for innovation;
LO 3 Critically discuss the importance of organisational knowledge, knowledge transfer and cross functional co-operation in order to analyse and assess innovation capability and blockages;
This assignment leads on logically from the findings of CW1 and students are expected to use the same organisation as CW1.
From your findings in CW1 you are to develop an innovation road map that outlines the preparation of the innovation process. This will factor in the wider, operational environment of both up and downstream suppliers and service providers, whilst developing a fuller picture of the organisation’s full innovation capacity.
Suggested Report Structure.
Front Cover page
Executive Summary (NOT included in word count)
Introduction, Purpose of the Report & Structure
The Future of the Industry 2021 and Beyond
The Organisations Innovation Requirements 2021 and Beyond
Building the Future Innovation Capabilities for the Organisation
References – Harvard referencing guidelines)
Please note: tables, charts etc. used within the main body of the report are NOT included in the report word count. Content placed in the appendices MUST have a clear connection to the main body.
Referencing and research requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the university library.
How your work will be assessed
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which it demonstrates your achievement of the stated learning outcomes for this assignment (see above) and against other key criteria, as defined in the University’s institutional grading descriptors. If it is appropriate to the format of your assignment and your subject area, a proportion of your marks will also depend upon your use of academic referencing conventions.
This assignment will be marked according to the grading descriptors for Level 6.
Please see the assessment rubric (below).
This assignment should be submitted electronically. Please use the relevant submission point in the Submit your work area in your Blackboard module shell.
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Submission date and time
This assignment should be submitted before
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