The importance of technological change and innovation within organisations has increasingly become critical as firms struggle to achieve and maintain competitive advantage in a fast changing global markets. The speed of technological change has not only brought innovation and efficiency but has also created a challenge for many organisations that still grapple with its complexity. Often the relationship between technological change and organisational change is not comprehended which leads to significant innovations being resisted, became victims to competing ideas, or fail to be sustained. This unit (BMO7002) of study will help students learn how new technologies are aligned and implemented within organisations to remain competitive. Using insights from case studies and real life examples, students will be able to analyse problems and challenges relating to technological change and design solutions.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse and understand the scope of technological change as key drivers of innovation in wide ranging, contemporary organisations;  
  2. Critique the theoretical knowledge underlying the technological change and infer on the ways firms come up with innovations;  
  3. Critically evaluate the complexities that surround technological change and organisational change when implementing new ideas and technology in Australian and global contexts;  
  4. Inquire and collaborate effectively in resolving complex technology adoption problems in local and multi-national organisations. Appreciate the importance of teamwork - in particular multidisciplinary teamwork and high performing teams;  
  5. Analyse and assess different innovation processes using a series of real-life case studies and evaluate the differences between technological change and organisational change, recommending sustainable strategies to manage change; and  
  6. Validate project management methodologies including agile methodology and various tools through their expert use in contemporary organisational contexts.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Report on leadership and organisational competencies needed to drive innovation in a complex world. 25%
Report Develop a strategy and plan for the business as a written report, explaining ideas through concepts, frameworks learned with an actionable plan 25%
Presentation Video presentation, a digital transformation strategy and plan 50%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Evaluating the complexity of technological change (500 words) 10%
Case Study Analysis and comparison of innovation processes (2,000 words) 40%
Research Paper Exploring the relationship between technological change and organisational change (2,500 words) 50%

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