Innovation in Projects and Networks

Course description from last time the course was held.
NORSI Course Fall 2017/DRE5016 Innovation in Projects and Networks
(This course will be similar to the NORSI/DRE 5016 Innovation in Projects and Networks held in fall 2013 and 2015.)
Course Responsible: Jonas Söderlund, Professor at the Department for Leadership and Organization, BI

Course Faculty

Part 1:
Professor Jonas Søderlund, BI Norwegian Business School
Professor Andrew Davies, UCL
Part 2:
Professor Amir Sasson, BI Norwegian Business School
Professor Hans Georg Gemunden, Bi Norwegian Business School/Technical University Berlin

Course application

To apply for this course you have to use BI Norwegian Business School’s application portal.External candidates (non-BI students) use the portal to register for single course at BI Norwegian Business School. External candidates will be asked to attach confirmation letter of admission to a PhD programme when signing up for a course.

The course (both parts together) gives 7,5 ECTS points and is administered by BI Norwegian Business School.

The course is graded with pass/fail.

Course Program and Reading List

Course Schedule – see doc for download (right margine). Articles (most of them, not all) are available for download from Dropbox. Email Birte for access.

Part 1 – Lecture Slides for download

Course Overview
Lecture 1. Inntroduction to Projects
Lecture 2. Innovation Context
Lecture 3. Vanguard Projects
Lecture 4. Megaprojects

Part 1. Schedule Overview

Monday 4 Sep. in room C2-095 Tuesday 5 Sep. in room C2-095 Wednesday 6 sep. in room C2-095
09:30 Coffee 08:30 Coffee 08:30 Coffee
10:00 Lecture 09:00 Lecture 09:00 Lecture
12:00-13:00 Lunch 7th Floor 12:00-13:00 Lunch 7th Floor 12:00-13:00 Lunch 7th Floor
13:00 – 17:00 Lectures 13:00- 17:00 Lecture 13:00 16:00 Lecture

Part 2 – Lecture Slides for download

Hans Georg Gemünden:

Lecture 1 Gemünden
Lecture 2 Gemünden

Part 2. Schedule Overview

Monday 25 Sep. in room C2-095

Professor Amir Sasson

Tuesday 26 Sep. in room C2-095

Professor Hans Georg Gemunden

Wednesday 27 sep. in room C2-095

Professor Jonas Søderlund

09:30 Coffee 08:30 Coffee 08:30 Coffee
10:00 Lecture 09:00 Lecture 09:00 Lecture
12:15-13:00 Lunch 7th Floor 12:00-13:00 Lunch 7th Floor 12:00-13:00 Lunch 7th Floor
13:00 – 17:00 Lectures 13:00- 17:00 Lecture 13:00 16:00 Lecture

Reading Lists Part 2

Reading List Amir Sasson
Reading List Hans Georg Gemunden – articles in Dropbox

Paper Assignment

Your paper/assignment is due on 9 November 2017 at noon. Please observe that the deadline is practised strictly.

Please note that all deadlines are final. A re-sit is only possible when the course is next offered. In most cases, candidates will need to register and take the course again as the course content may be updated or changed.

The ID number used for examinations is the number on your employee access card. External students should use the ID number provided in their course acceptance letter.

The paper / home examination should under no circumstances be submitted directly to the person responsible for the course or any other lecturer.
Grades and proof of completion will only be registered in the system when the papers / home examinations are sent in for grading.

Your course paper should….

discuss issues linked to innovation, projects, and networks
draw upon at least five papers from the course literature
draw upon literature from both parts of the course
either be theoretical or empirical
be well-written
be consistent with a clear purpose
be well-structured
be written individually
Any question regarding the paper must be asked directly to Jonas Söderlund.
Paper Submission

Your paper have to be delivered using BI’s digital exam solution DigiEx.

In order to be able to submit your paper you need the log-in information that were sent to you from Bi Norwegian Business School when you registered for the course. You access DigiEx and electronic submission through @bi. Please note that we recommend that you deliver your paper several hours before the deadline in order to make sure your paper has uploaded properly.

Extension – Sickness

BI Norwegian Business School does not give out any extensions on deadlines unless the students submit a valid doctor’s note. PhD Candidateswho needs an extension should contact BI’s Department of Examination Management and Quality. Please check here for contact info and regulations.

Travel and Accommodation

The closest hotel to BI is Radisson BLU Hotel Nydalen ( Birte Horn-Hanssen would be happy to book hotel rooms for NORSI students. Your hotel room will be billed directly to BI/NORSI. Please let Birte know as soon as possible your arrival and departure dates. However, you will reimbursed for your expenses as soon as you have handed in your paper. Please see below for more info regarding reimbursement/refund. For all other students (not NORSI), please make your own hotel arrangments.

As this course is considered a NORSI course all travel expenses etc. will be covered for NORSI students. Same procedure as for other NORSI courses. NORSI students’ refund is dependent upon completion of course work and their status as a NORSI student. All NORSI students make their own travel arrangement (Economy).

Travel and Accommodation (Hotel) for Oslo – Part 1 and 2: Participants should arrange travel and transport by themselves, however all travel expenses will be refunded for NORSI students. NORSI has reserved a block of rooms for NORSI students at Radisson Nydalen Hotel right next door to BI. To book a hotel room please email Birte with your preferred dates. PhD students register for the course that are not part of NORSI will have to cover their own expensens.

Please not that NORSI does not issues per diem (diett penger) but will refund your food expenses, so save your receipts. In order to receive your travel refund mail/scan in all your original tickets and original receipts (plane, taxi, bus etc.) to Birte.

However, if your “home” institution has temporarily covered your travel costs, your institution may send BI/Birte and invoice (faktura) asking NORSI to cover your outstanding travel costs with copies of your receipts. (Norwegian: Hvis ditt lokal studiested legger ut for deg så kan det lokale studiestedet fakturerer BI totalt for alle sine NORSI studenter med en totalsum for reisekostnadene. Legg ved kopi av vedlegg). Please ask your institution to specify who (your name) the invoice/travel refund is for and write NORSI on the invoice. If you have any questions about this, please email Birte Horn-Hanssen.

Date & Location

Start date: 04/09/2017
Date physical: 1 Part: 4-6 September and 2 Part: 25-27 September 2017
Location: BI - Norwegian Business School