Singapore University of Social Sciences

Emerging Technologies and Business Innovations

Emerging Technologies and Business Innovations (BUS556)


Emerging Technologies and Business Innovation enable businesses to gain a competitive advantage in today’s hyper-competitive business climate where past achievements and laurels are no assurance for future sustainable success. Established market leaders can lose their competitiveness if they fail to remain vigilant and innovative (e.g. Kodak and Nokia). Technologies that will be covered include 3D Printing, Ambient Technology, Business Analytics, and Cloud Computing. Paradigms that will be discussed include Gamification and Smart Cities.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Technology, Innovation and Business Competitiveness
  • Managing Innovation Ambidexterity
  • Business Innovation: Products, Processes and Business Models
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Design Thinking
  • Paradigms for Technology-enabled Business Innovation

Learning Outcome

  • Prioritise the use of technological innovation for business competitive advantage
  • Critique the various concepts and practices of innovation
  • Propose ways that technologies can be harnessed for business innovation
  • Appraise the various paradigms for technology-enabled business innovation
  • Modify design thinking to re-frame strategy in human-centric ways
  • Evaluate digitisation and innovative business opportunities provided by new advancements in technology
  • Predict emerging technology trends for new technological products, services and techniques
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