Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
LDR301LEADERSHIP AND CREATIVITY IN INNOVATION PROCESSElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Individual, organizational and sectorial success depends on leadership and creativeness abilities of individuals and organizations in the knowledge economy. Gaining of these abilities encourages the innovation capacity and competition ability. The lecture aims to assist to the students for understanding and internalizing of the importance of these abilities.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Murat BOYACI
Learning Outcomes
1Description of innovation, creativeness and leadership (C&L)
2The importance of C&L in rural development process
3Understanding the importance of actors’ cooperation skill in agricultural innovation process
4Knowledge economy and innovation
5Factor affecting on C&L for innovation process
6Examining the innovation and C&L policies
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Leadership and creativeness skills and their effects on development and innovation process will be examined By defining the C&L skills for personal development and the application areas will be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Knowledge economyLiterature and discussion
2Importance of knowledge economy and innovation in agricultureLiterature and discussion
3Description of creativeness and leadership (C&L)Literature and discussion
4creativeness and leadership (C&L) in rural developmentLiterature and discussion
5creativeness and leadership (C&L) in innovation process Literature and discussion
6Individual creativeness and organizational innovation Literature and discussion
7The effects of leadership on entrepreneurship and innovative skills and importance for rural development.Literature and discussion
8Exam
9Developments on leadership and entrepreneurial leadership Examining and discussion
10Agricultural innovation and C&LExamining and discussion
11The methods for improving creativeness and innovation Examining and discussion
12The conditions for sustainable innovation in agricultureLiterature and discussion
13Supportive mechanisms for C&L Literature and discussion
14Examples from agricultural sector Literature and discussion
15Examples from other sectorsLiterature and discussion
16Final examLiterature and discussion
Recommended or Required Reading
Anderson et al, 2003, Alberta’s agricultural research and innovation strategic framework, Alberta’s Agricultural research and institute, Edmonton, Canada, 49p. Brinkley, I. 2010, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship in 2020, The work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, UK, p.49 Fillis, I., and Rentschler, R.,2010, The Role of Creativity in Entrepreneurship, Deakin University Australia 48p Gumusoglu, L. And Ilsev A., 2009, Transformational leadership, creativity and organizational innovation, Journal of Business Research, Vol 62, 461-473 Gupta, V. MacMillan, C., Surie, G., 2004, Entrepreneurial leadership: developing and measuring a cross-cultural construct, Journal of Business Venturing 19, 241-260 Hocde, H., et al., 2006, From participation to partnership: a novel way for research to accompany innovation process, IAS, Jong.J.P and Hartog, D.N., 2007, How leaders influence employees’ innovative behavior, European Journal of Innovation management vol:10, No.1., 2007 pp.41-64 Okpara.,F., 2007, The value of creativity and Innovation in entrepreneurship, Journal od Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Vol:3 issue:2 13p, Scott. A., 2006, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Industrail Development: geography and the creative field revisited, Small Business Economics, 26: 1-24 Spielman, D., 1999, Innovations systems perspectives on developing country agriculture: a critical review ISNAR, Discussion paper 2 Thompson, J., Alvy, G. and Lees, A., 2000, Social entrepreneurship-a new look at the people and the potential, Management Decision, 38/5, 328-338 World Bank, 2006, Enhancing Agricultural Innovation, ARD, 118p.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)88
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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