Online course

Exploring Catalysts for Innovation

Discover motives and drivers beyond the outcomes and processes for innovation.

Exploring Catalysts for Innovation

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 10 hours

Why join the course?

Different strategies and innovative opportunities underpin economic motives in business.

On this course, we will explore social motives and opportunities as an alternative driver of innovation.

You will apply the conditioning effects of institutional context to shape how organisations and individuals recognize and act on innovative opportunities.

What topics will you cover?

  • Socio-economic motives and antecedents of innovation
  • Exploring the catalysts to innovate
  • Exploration of economic motives
  • The Invisible Hand of Institutions: conditioning effects on innovation
  • Logics that support social and economic innovation.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify different types of alternative strategies that are drivers of innovation
  • Evaluate accepted practices and norms using a range of tools and approaches to create change and drive entrepreneurial outcomes

Who is the course for?

For students undertaking the graduate/ postgraduate certificate, jointly delivered by Coventry University and Deakin University.

Who will you learn with?

Matt Mount

Matt Mount

Dr Matt Mount (Ph.D) is Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Deakin Business School. He is an expert in the area of strategy and innovation processes.

Steve Jaynes

Steve Jaynes

Steve has over 20 years experience in research, teaching and consulting in the fields of business strategy, leadership, organisational culture, innovation and change management.

Joan Lockyer

Joan Lockyer

I am the Deputy Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. I have been an enterprise educator for over 15 years and worked in industry.

Gideon Maas

Gideon Maas

Prof Maas is the Director of the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship at Coventry University. Has broad international business and academic experiences in various countries.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.