Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Peter O'Neill



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


Commercialisation examines the multiple pathways that lead from research and innovation domains, through developmental stages, to the creation of wealth in markets. The unit allows students to conceptualise roles in converting research to wealth at a personal, enterprise and economy wide level. Commercialisation develops students' knowledge of what commercialisation is and the resources and competencies necessary to develop and execute. The unit further develops students' collaboration and negotiation competencies and research skills.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse pathways of commercialisation
  2. distinguish commercialisation organisations, resources and roles
  3. select and apply appropriate theories to modern commercialisation environments
  4. predict ethical issues raised by commercialisation for local and international communities
  5. enhance and demonstrate collaboration and negotiation competencies and research skills.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must be enrolled in course 3844 to undertake this unit.


GSB5011, MGX5011.