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Leading and Organizing Innovation Work 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

The course is based on the case method and the students will analyze a variety of innovation challenges and situations, based on theoretical perspectives. Theoretically, the course establishes a bridge between the two fields of leadership and organization theory, and how they link to innovation. The three fields have traditionally been separate and this course discuss how they can be brought together to create a deeper understanding for how innovation work can be led and organized. A growing body of literature is trying to bridge innovation and leadership, and the participants in the course are exposed to this new literature. In a similar way, the course covers relevant work in organization theory of relevance for understanding innovation work. The following major topics are covered in the course:

  • New and innovative forms of organizing
  • Flexible and agile forms of organizing
  • Boundary-crossing and open forms of innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Projects in innovation work
  • Charismatic and transformational leadership
  • Intersections of leadership and innovation


Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JLOR27
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business SchoolLast modified 2017-09-28 16:27:12