Course Title: Global Innovation Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Innovation Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2016


RMIT University Vietnam


660H Graduate School of Business and Law


Viet1 2010

Course Coordinator: Assoc Professor Panos Piperopoulos

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3394

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne City Campus

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will focus on various concepts and theories of global technology and innovation including, Research & Development (R&D) knowledge transfer, open innovation, technology sourcing, globalisation of innovation, entrance strategies and appropriation. These will help you to understand, analyse and critically evaluate how innovation and technology, knowledge-transfer, and internationalisation strategies enable firms (from small born global entrepreneurial ventures to large multinational corporations) to enhance their competitiveness and performance in the global economy.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: 

CLO1: Critique theories of global innovation, technology and knowledge transfer;  

CLO2: Describe different ways that innovation and technology build and sustain competitive advantage(s) in the global economy; 

CLO3: Critique arguments for and against ideas on how global innovation may enable a firm to achieve positional advantage and superior performance; 

CLO4: Construct strategic plans that may enable a firm to benefit from the technological developments and scientific knowledge of its competitors;

CLO5: Evaluate management practices that allow international firms to transfer knowledge and outsource technologies more effectively. 

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be structured with three days of intensive classes supported by online activities.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.