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ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION mutuato
ECONOMIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giovanni Marin
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Marketing and Business Communication (LM-77)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The objective of the course is to analyse innovation as an economic phenomenon by considering the features of technological change, its role in different economic theories, the mechanisms of innovation, the effect of innovation on economic growth and employment, the role of innovation in firms’ strategies and in the evolution of economic systems.

Program

1- Definitions, basic concepts and technological paradigms; 2 – Innovation in economic theories; 3 – Neoclassical models of innovation; 4 – The innovative firm; 5 – Sectoral technological regimes; 6 – National systems of innovation; 7 – Diffusion of innovation; 8 – Increasing returns from adoption; 9 – Innovation and economic growth; 10 – Innovation and employment; 11 – Public policies for innovation; 12 – Innovation in the fourth industrial revolution; 13 – Innovation and university; 14 – Innovation in services and in the public sector

Bridging Courses

Economia Politica

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and ability to understand: the course will provide general knowledge about economic theories of technological change and about innovative activities.

Applied knowledge and ability to understand: the course will provide the basis to be able to apply general knowledge to actual cases regarding innovative activities.

Critical thinking: the ability to critically evaluate issues related to technological change is required.

Communication capabilities: a good ability to report the acquired knowledge is required.

Capability to learn: the course will develop the ability to learn, combining theoretical and practical approaches to innovation activities.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

In-class lectures, seminars

Attendance

Attendance is not compulsory but is strongly recommended

Course books

- Franco Malerba (a cura di), Economia dell'innovazione, Carocci, Roma, 2002. Capitoli 1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14.

- Jan Fagerberg, David Mowery e Richard Nelson (a cura di), Innovazione. Imprese, industrie, economie, Carocci, Roma, 2007. Introduzione, capitoli 1, 2, 6, 8, 9.

- Patrizio Bianchi, 4.0 La nuova rivoluzione industriale, il Mulino Editore, Farsi Un’Idea, 2018. Capitoli 3, 4, 5

- Edward W. Steinmueller, Economics of technology policy. Capitolo 28 in (eds. Bronwyn H. Hall, Nathan Rosenberg) Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, 2010, Volume 2. Elsevier [in inglese]

- X Commissione Permanente della Camera dei Deputati, Indagine conoscitiva su «Industria 4.0»: quale modello applicare al tessuto industriale italiano. Strumenti per favorire la digitalizzazione delle filiere industriali nazionali, giugno 2016 (chapters 3, 4), disponibile qui: http://documenti.camera.it/apps/commonServices/getDocumento.ashx?idLegislatura=17&sezione=commissioni&tipoDoc=stenografico_pdf&tipologia=indag&sottotipologia=c10_industria&anno=2016&mese=06&giorno=30&idCommissione=10&numero=0018&tipoSeduta=U1

Additional readings will be indicated in class and reported on the slides of the course

Assessment

The exam is written, with possible supplementary oral exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

In-class lectures, seminars

Attendance

Attendance is not compulsory but is strongly recommended

Course books

- Franco Malerba (a cura di), Economia dell'innovazione, Carocci, Roma, 2002. Capitoli 1, 2, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14.

- Jan Fagerberg, David Mowery e Richard Nelson (a cura di), Innovazione. Imprese, industrie, economie, Carocci, Roma, 2007. Introduzione, capitoli 1, 2, 6, 8, 9.

- Patrizio Bianchi, 4.0 La nuova rivoluzione industriale, il Mulino Editore, Farsi Un’Idea, 2018. Capitoli 3, 4, 5

- Edward W. Steinmueller, Economics of technology policy. Capitolo 28 in (eds. Bronwyn H. Hall, Nathan Rosenberg) Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, 2010, Volume 2. Elsevier [in inglese]

- X Commissione Permanente della Camera dei Deputati, Indagine conoscitiva su «Industria 4.0»: quale modello applicare al tessuto industriale italiano. Strumenti per favorire la digitalizzazione delle filiere industriali nazionali, giugno 2016 (chapters 3, 4), disponibile qui: http://documenti.camera.it/apps/commonServices/getDocumento.ashx?idLegislatura=17&sezione=commissioni&tipoDoc=stenografico_pdf&tipologia=indag&sottotipologia=c10_industria&anno=2016&mese=06&giorno=30&idCommissione=10&numero=0018&tipoSeduta=U1

Additional readings will be indicated in class and reported on the slides of the course

Assessment

The exam is written, with possible supplementary oral exam

Students enrolled to the course in the academic year 2017/2018 (or earlier) may decide to refer to the programme for their corresponding academic year and opt for the oral exam

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