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Introduction to the module

Welcome to this module on innovation.  The module is designed to be used either individually or within a classroom setting.  The module takes a non-technical approach to innovation and looks at setting innovation within small every day businesses.  It explains what innovation and isn’t and how you can develop your skills and abilities to become better business owners.  You will find the module will challenge your thinking around innovation in preparation for either starting your own business or developing an existing one.

This module can be used as a standalone module on innovation or as part of the Student Business e-Academy programme on Business start-up.

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All workbooks in this course please submit to (MDX students), (UMA students) or (UNIST students),  upon finishing the assignments.

About author

Dr. Simon Best is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, with interests in micro and small business start-up and development. Simon’s first career was 15 years as a chef; this was followed by two years as a Market Researcher and then 28 years as self-employed business owner.  During his time as a business owner, Simon started businesses in Australia, Papua New Guinea, India and Viet Nam.  Simon has extensive networks across many countries.  Currently Simon leads the Enterprise development hub – EDH@MDX as well as lecturing in Entrepreneurship and small business development.

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Course Features

  • Lectures 20
  • Quizzes 11
  • Duration 60 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 75
  • Assessments Self
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