This course will study the processes of innovation and entrepreneurship closely by examining pioneering case studies from the creative industries. Whilst innovation and entrepreneurship take centre stage in the management discipline, the creative industries have traditionally been overlooked. It is only recently that the creative industries are being given due consideration in the study of innovation and entrepreneurship. Did you ever wonder: How does a luxury brand like Dior keep innovating in the face of so many copycat fashion houses? What is the importance of Michelin ratings for restaurants? What does the classification of a bottle of wine say about its quality? These are some of the questions participants will delve into in this course.
Pre-requisites: Students should have an understanding of organizational behaviour and organizational theory in general.
*Colombian government is assessing the possibility to remove federal holidays from the calendar. In the case that federal holidays are removed, the sessions would take place on Mondays instead of Saturdays.
Joeri Mol is Senior Lecturer in Organization Studies and Co-Director of the Cluster for the study of Organization Society and Markets (COSM) at the University of Melbourne. He holds a PhD in Management Science from Gröningen University (2006).
His research focuses mainly in markets, inside and outside organizations, and is particularly interested in processes of financialization and evaluation and how price and value are brought into an (often) uneasy relationship. His research has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Sociological Methodology, British Journal of Management and Social Networks, among others.