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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
STRATEGIES IN COMMUNICATION.
Course unit
ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATION AND INNOVATION
LE02122253, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
STRATEGIES IN COMMUNICATION.
IF0315, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATION AND INNOVATION
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge FRANCESCA GAMBAROTTO SECS-P/06
Other lecturers PAOLA VALBONESI SECS-P/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
EPP4063939 ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION FRANCESCA GAMBAROTTO SP1424

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/06 Applied Economics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 27/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 Commissione AA 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 GAMBAROTTO FRANCESCA (Presidente)
BELUSSI FIORENZA (Membro Effettivo)
CALOFFI ANNALISA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A basic knowledge on microeconomics and macroeconomics
Target skills and knowledge: The course provides different theoretical perspectives on fundamental issues concerning the innovation process.
Four main questions are addressed during the course:

a) The relationship between firm' behaviours and innovation
b) Market structures and firms' innovation strategies
c) Technological regimes and patterns of innovation
d) Geographical innovation patterns

The course gives, as practical skills, a technical language to analyze innovation processes and theoretical frameworks to explore innovation in the real world.
Examination methods: Students who attend class have to present an essay and to make a final oral exam.

Students who do not attend class have a final written exam with different types of questions (multiple choice, true or false, open question)
Assessment criteria: Evaluation is based on:

a) Knowledge acquired during the course
b) Description of innovation processes through concepts and theories
c) Interaction intensitiy within class activities (only for attending students)
Course unit contents: Course structure:
1. The theoretical roots of innovation economics: J. Schumpeter and the role of innovation in the contemporary economy
2. Actors of innovation: the innovative firm in different capitalism models. The analysis of innovation in the neoclassical and evolutionary paradigms.
3. The evolutionary theory of the firm: the role of knowledge
4 - Innovation, technology and the labour market
5 - The role of University in the knowledge production and diffusion processes
6 - The National System of Innovation: the role of Institutional Actors
7 - Innovation, technological regimes and sectoral patterns
8 - The geography of technological innovation
9 - The innovation diffusion: models of adoption and markets evolution
10 - Economic policy for innovation: tools, goals and policy evaluation
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The class is based on frontal lessons equipped with video, papers/reports, seminars.

During the course, the DSEA Moodle platform will be used as virtual classroom.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course materials will be indicated at the beginning of the course and uploaded on the DSEA moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)