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Cursus: GEO2-2211
GEO2-2211
Economics of Innovation
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO2-2211
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Sustainable Development;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. K. Frenken
E-mailk.frenken@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. K. Frenken
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
M.L. Wuestman
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
3  (04-02-2019 t/m 19-04-2019)
Aanvangsblok
3
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 29-10-2018 08:00 t/m 25-11-2018 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 21-01-2019 08:00 t/m 22-01-2019 23:59
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
After completion of the course, the student is able to:
  • understand what an innovation is from an economic perspective;
  • understand that investments in innovation are inherently uncertain, and that companies are therefore learning by trail-and-error rational than taking fully rational decisions as assumed in standard microeconomics;
  • be able to explain the pros and cons of different technology design strategies;
  • mathematically understand how products spread in social networks;
  • mathematically understand under what conditions lock-in occurs;
  • be able to formulate a business strategy from the outside-in and inside-out paradigm;
  • understand the theory of product life cycle model and its implications for industrial dynamics and geographical clustering;
  • understand the role of geographical proximity and other forms of proximity in collaborative innovation processes
  • understand evolutionary growth theory;
  • be able to explain the theoretical basis of competition policy, technology policy, industrial policy and regional policy, and to formulate an independent opinion on current policy;
  • write an academic paper;
  • critically review the literature in a group discussion on the basis of propositions;
Inhoud
In the course Economics of Innovation, we focus on the economic aspects of innovation and diffusion at the micro-level of the firms, the meso-level of industries, and the macro-level of the national economies. The first part of the course is about mathematical models of innovation and diffusion, and the role of patents. The second part focuses on innovation and competition at the level of firms, industries and countries using the theory of evolutionary (“neo-Schumpeterian”) economics. Finally, we devote special attention to the role of ICTs in the current economy.

This course includes an Honours component.

This course is the entry requirement for
  • Management of Innovation Processes (GEO3-2221)
  • Bachelor’s thesis GSS, track B&I (GEO3-2422)
Ingangseisen
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
A background in economics (micro-economics course) and innovation studies (Introduction in Technology and Innovation course) is useful, but not assumed.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
• Boschma, Frenken, Lambooy (2002). Evolutionaire Economie (in Dutch)
(pdf freely available by sending an email to k.frenken@uu.nl)
• Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of Innovations. New York: Free Press (5th ed.). Chapters 4 t/m 7 en 11.
• Utterback, J. M. (1996). Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press. Chapters 1-10.
Verplicht materiaal
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Werkvormen
Lectures

Small discussion groups

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Papers are written in couples

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Exam (60%)
Paper (40%)

Aspecten van academische vorming
Synthetiseren en structureren van informatie
Gestructureerd beoordelen van activiteiten en prestaties (van anderen en van zichzelf)
Schrijven (algemeen) - diverse typen teksten plannen, schrijven, herschrijven en afwerken
Presenteren - een referaat/pleidooi voorbereiden, uitvoeren en evalueren
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context
Numerieke vaardigheden
Analyseren en beoordelen van onderzoeksrapportages
Voorbereiden / opzetten van onderzoek

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