BIK 2943 Board Development, Innovation Management and Social Responsiblity

BIK 2943 Board Development, Innovation Management and Social Responsiblity

Course code: 
BIK 2943
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Tore Bråthen
Frode Solberg
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
Special Course
Semester: 
2018 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course provide professional specialization in three focus areas: 1) board development, 2) innovation management, and 3) reputation / social responsibility / ethics.

The three focus areas catch emerging trends of our time: Innovation and change management are becoming increasingly important in a society in rapid technological and social evolution. Reputation, social responsibility and ethics are receiving increased attention in a more and more transparent and communicative world. And, last but not least, this increases the demands on leadership skills and managerial development. At a time when both industry and society expect the board to take an active role in the formulation of corporate strategy, it is also important that the board has expertise in these areas.

The course combines theory and practice: It gives participants insight into the main contribution to the fundamental thinking in the three focus areas, and combines it with 'hands on' experience from practical cases.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

• Understand how the company should develop itself and its governance function within a coherent framework for optimal business management. This includes, understand the chairman's special role and tasks as well as the challenges facing external directors and employee representatives.
• Understand challenges in managing entrepreneurship, innovation and restructuring of enterprises. This includes understanding the governance hurdles in phases of corporate development from entrepreneur phase until mature product; and governance challenges of intrapreneurship and restructuring in mature companies.
• Understand the importance of reputation issues, social responsibility and ethics as governance challenges in an increasingly transparent and communicative world. This Includes understanding how reputation, corporate responsibility and ethics can be actively used in corporate value creation.

Learning outcomes - Skills

Ability to facilitate and promote a good and active Board management of the Board. Including ability on behalf of the Board to continuously communicate well with the general manager - shareholders – employee representatives - and other stakeholders
- Knowledge of methods and tools to promote appropriate development from entrepreneurship towards a mature company, seen from a Board perspective.
- Insight into approaches and tools to work systematically with reputation, social responsibility and ethics, and the Board's role in such matters.

Learning Outcome - Reflection

To take ethical considerations in the boardroom by positively influencing the attitudes of Board members
• Development of respect for the complexity of the Board's work
• Respect for the time required for preparation in order to exercise solid work in the Board

Course content

Board Development
- The role of the Board executive
· The Chairman's special role and tasks
· Leadership and teamwork on the Board, the shareholders / owners and the executive management
· The Board as a value-creating team - Team Development
· The Board’s strategic control
· The external chairman, a management resource

Entrepreneurship, innovation and restructuring of enterprises
- Management of entrepreneurship, innovation and change in rapidly evolving firms
- Management challenges in phases of corporate development from the entrepreneurial phase until the mature product phase
- Management challenges of intrapreneurship and restructuring in mature companies
- Balancing efficiency and creativity
- Practical examples

Reputation, social responsibility and ethics
· Reputation issues, social responsibility and ethics as Board challenges
· How reputation, corporate responsibility and ethics can be actively used in corporate value creation
· Stakeholders and stakeholder analysis
· Ethical and societal reflection as Board concerns
· Practical applications

Learning process and requirements to students

The course consists of 36 hours of instruction, module based, total 5 or 6 days during one semester. 

Study progression is ensured through debates and discussions during the modules. Students are given councelling during various phases of their project work.
They must submit a preliminary theme/issue that they want to work on, together with an indication of relevant literature following the first session. The lecturer will provide feedback on this and coach the student group during the teaching sessions.  

The course consists of 36 lessons over 6 days, completed in modules of 2 days - one for each focus area.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

There are no requirements, but BIK 2940 Board Competence from BI, or equivalent courses with exam certificate from other Norwegian Colleges / Universities may be of advantage.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
BIK 29431
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)Examination form is term paper.The term paper will be set at the beginning of the semester and must be submitted at the end of the semester. The term paper may be done in groups of 1 to maximum 3 students.
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:Examination form is term paper.The term paper will be set at the beginning of the semester and must be submitted at the end of the semester. The term paper may be done in groups of 1 to maximum 3 students.
Exam code: BIK 29431
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching36Hour(s)Participation in teaching
Prepare for teaching80Hour(s)Preparation for lectures / reading literature
Examination54Hour(s)Writing term paper
Group work / Assignments15Hour(s)Exercises
Self study15Hour(s)Self-study and study groups
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:36 Hour(s)
Comment:Participation in teaching
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:80 Hour(s)
Comment:Preparation for lectures / reading literature
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:54 Hour(s)
Comment:Writing term paper
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:15 Hour(s)
Comment:Exercises
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:15 Hour(s)
Comment:Self-study and study groups
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.

Reduction description

BIK 2907 Styrekompetanse II, 100%

Talis literature

Obligatorisk/Compulsory

Book
Authors/Editors År Tittel Edition Publisher StudentNote
Bråthen, Tore 2017 Selskapsrett 5. utg Gyldendal kap. 1, 2, 4 og 7
Kubr, Milan 2002 Management consulting: a guide to the profession 4th ed International Labour Office Kap. 7, 8 and 9.
Chapter
Authors/Editors År Tittel Journal Edition Publisher StudentNote
Erichsen, Morten; Solberg, Frode; Stiklestad, Trond 2018 Ledelse i små og mellomstore virksomheter Ledelse i små og mellomstore virksomheter 2. utgave 2018 Fagbokforl Kapittel 5,6, 12
Article
Authors/Editors År Tittel Edition Publisher StudentNote
Sjøvold, Endre 2009 Før du vurderer teambygging ; myter og fakta om ledergrupper og effektivitet
Kaplan, Robert S.1Norton, David P.2 2001 Transforming the Balanced Scorecard from Performance Measurement to Strategic Management: Part I. 53:79.
Porter, Michael 1996 What is strategy? 61-78.
Andersen, Espen ; Sannes, Ragnvald 2017 Hva er digitalisering? 18-24
Kolbjørnsrud, Vegard 2017 Kunstig intelligens og lederens nye jobb 33-42