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School of Economics and Political Science
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Course unit
ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
EPP6077099, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
EP2372, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FIORENZA BELUSSI SECS-P/08
Other lecturers ROBERTO ANTONIETTI SECS-P/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
EPP3050018 MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION FIORENZA BELUSSI SP1424

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/08 Corporate Finance 6.0
Core courses SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 12.0 84 216.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: no prerequisits
Target skills and knowledge: The assessment of student preparation will be based on
understanding of the arguments, the ability to discuss the proposed theoretical models and the ability to apply them autonomously to the proposed business case analysis.
Examination methods: written exam

The exam is written, with possible oral integration for students who have passed the written test (work-shop presentation). The structure of the exam for attending students will be illustrated during the first lesson of the course.
Assessment criteria: Understanding the materials presented to study
Elaboration ability
Participation in class discussions
Course unit contents: This course focuses on the main issues of the economics (part I) and management (part II) of innovation and technological change. It aims to provide students with a solid knowledge of theoretical and empirical models of innovation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the issue of intellectual property rights, seen as incentives for inventors, and the theme of innovation sources (both internal and external). This course will analyze the various business strategies adopted by businesses in relation to their innovative business (innovation awards, patents, licenses, and industrial secrets). The topics covered include the measurement and the empirics of innovation and R&D, diffusion of innovation, the economic effects of innovation, joint venture research, innovation timing, open innovation, innovation networking and innovation policy. This course aims to motivate students to analyze the various models of innovation and innovation strategies, using theoretical models, case studies and empirical analyses of the phenomena dealt with.



Detailed topics discussed.

Part I (book: Handbook of the economics of innovation, voll. 1 and 2, 2010, by Hall B.H. and Rosenberg N. (Eds), North Holland + European Commission, European Innovation Scoreboard, 2016, Chapters 1-6 + country profile Italy: http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/17822)


Part II (book: Strategic innovation Management, 2014 by J. Tidd and J. Bessant, Wiley Press)

1. Innovation Strategy and business models (ch. 2 and 14)
2. Indentifying strategic and dynamic capabilities (ch. 3 and 8)
3. Disruptive innovations and technological breakthrough (course materials and ch 3, 8 and 18)
4. Sources of Innovation (Ch.6)
5. Open innovation models, users as innovators and strategic alliances (ch. 7, 16, and 17)
6. Selecting innovation projects (ch. 9)
7. Business intelligence and patenting ( ch. 12)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The acquired knowledge will be applied throughout the course to understand and interpret the evolutions of commercial and industrial companies located in Italy, Europe and emerging countries. To this end, several business cases are discussed. At the end of the course, and after passing the exam, the student will acquire basic mastery of the economics of innovation and innovative business theories and models, as well as the ability to understand and develop the proper innovation strategies that can be applied within firms.

Part I

1. History of innovation and technological change (ch. 2, vol. 1)
2. Measurement of innovation (ch. 4, vol. 1 + ch. 26, vol. 2 + European Commission, European Innovation Scoreboard, 2016)
3. Theoretical and empirical models of R&D and innovation (ch. 14, vol. 1 + ch. 24 vol. 2 + ch. 26, vol. 2)
4. Spatial and sectorial diffusion of innovation (ch. 8 vol. 1 + ch 17, vol. 2)
5. International trade, FDI and technology spillovers (ch. 19, vol. 2)
6. Innovation policy (ch. 28, vol. 2)



Part II (book: Strategic innovation Management, 2014 by J. Tidd and J. Bessant, Wiley Press)

1. Innovation Strategy and business models (ch. 2 and 14)
2. Indentifying strategic and dynamic capabilities (ch. 3 and 8)
3. Disruptive innovations and technological breakthrough (course materials and ch 3, 8 and 18)
4. Sources of Innovation (Ch.6)
5. Open innovation models, users as innovators and strategic alliances (ch. 7, 16, and 17)
6. Selecting innovation projects (ch. 9)
7. Business intelligence and patenting ( ch. 12)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Part I
Handbook of the economics of innovation, voll. 1 and 2, 2010, by Hall B.H. and Rosenberg N. (Eds), North Holland

European Commission, European Innovation Scoreboard, 2016, Chapters 1-6 + country profile Italy: http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/17822)

Part II
Strategic innovation Management, 2014 da J. Tidd e J. Bessant, Wiley Press
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J. Tidd e J. Bessant, Strategic Innovation Management. --: Wiley Press, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hall B.H. and Rosenberg N. (Eds), Handbook of the economics of innovation, voll. 1 and 2. --: North Holland, 2010.