MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Management major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit introduces students to the concepts and issues which influence approaches to organisational structure and design. Topics include contemporary organisational forms; organisation-environment relationships; organisational structures for effective learning and innovation; the role of organisational culture; managing dynamic processes in the workplace; and the impact of knowledge workers on organisational structure and processes. Topics are reinforced through analysis of a range of case studies designed to strengthen students' analytical and problem-solving skills.
Students are able to (1) describe and discuss theories, concepts and models of organisational learning and innovation pertaining to firms in knowledge-intensive industries; (2) describe and discuss key processes and mechanisms that organisations need to develop in order to build learning and innovation capabilities to achieve long-term competitive advantage; (3) discuss the role of leadership, organisational structure and processes in facilitating organisational learning and innovation; (4) explain and identify the potential issues and problems that managers and leaders encounter in the effective management of organisational learning and innovation; and (5) demonstrate an understanding of the unit's content through its application to solving problems in real-life case studies.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation ; (2) case analysis (20% individual, 25% group); and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Christine Soo
Unit rules
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
MGMT3311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.