SluitenHelpPrint
Switch to English
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 Natuurwetenschap & Innovatiemanagement;
Contactpersoondr. G. Capponi
E-mailg.capponi@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. G. Capponi
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
3  (03-02-2020 t/m 17-04-2020)
Aanvangsblok
3
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 28-10-2019 08:00 t/m 24-11-2019 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Cursusdoelen
Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.
 
 
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 rather than taking fully rational decisions as assumed in micro-economics;
  • 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;
  • understand the rationale of the patent system, as well as its pros and cons;
  • understand knowledge appropriation strategies other than patenting;
  • understand the notions of technological regime and product life cycle, and its implications for industrial dynamics and geographical clustering;
  • understand firm rationales for co-location;
  • understand evolutionary growth theory and the recent debate on robotization;
  • get an overview of innovation policies and main rationales;
  • understand the disruptive role of online platform in the current economy;
  • understand user innovation from an economic perspective;
  • 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)
Competenties
-
Ingangseisen
-
Voorkennis
None
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
-
Werkvormen
Lectures

Small discussion groups

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Papers are written in couples

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Mid-term Exam (33.3)
Exam (33.3%)
Paper (33.3%)

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

SluitenHelpPrint
Switch to English