ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION
Assegnato al Corso di Studio
This course is organised in two modules. The first one (corresponding to a 5 credit course which can be attended in the first semester separately from the other module) aims at providing the basic tools and concepts for the analysis of innovation as an economic problem. The second module will be offered in the second semester and will contrast the Schumpeterian model of innovation in large firms and the emerging innovation model through ICT networks.
First module (first semester)
- Theories and models of technological change
- Innovation and ICTs
- Innovation in firms, industries and national economies
- Innovation, growth and employment
- National innovation systems and national policies
Second module (second semester)
- The Schumpeterian analysis of innovation in large industrial firms
- The case of Olivetti: business culture, strategies and organisation
- Innovation in ICTs and the role of networks
- The case of cooperative innovation through ICT networks
Modalità Didattiche, Obblighi, Testi di Studio e Modalità di Accertamento
- Modalità didattiche
Lectures are in Italian. If foreign students attend the course, arrangements can be made with the course instructor for meetings to assist English speaking students in the preparation of the exam.
- Testi di studio
Jan Fagerberg, David Mowery e Richard Nelson (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005 (except ch. 3 e 4)
Joseph Schumpeter, Theory of Economic Development, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 1934, ch. 2.
- Yochai Benkler, The wealth of networks, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2006, ch.1-4.
Additional readings in English may be agreed upon with the course instructor
- Modalità di
Exams can be given, and credits can be obtained, separately for module 1 and module 2. Oral examination either in Italian or in English.
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