Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Innovation and technological change
Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Business Administration (Plan: 505 - Estudio: 319)

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Business Administration Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Understand the ecosystem of technological innovation Understand the benefits and the challenges of conducting R&D in firms Identify the relevant variables that determine the appropriability of firms¿ R&D investment Identify the key elements of the intellectual property strategy in firms Identify the relevant organizational variables that influence the firm productivity of R&D Understand the challenges of the financing of technological innovation, the available alternatives and its suitability in different scenarios
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Innovation: Definition and basic concepts. 2. Innovation: A global perspective. 3. Sources of innovation. 4. Technology evolution. 5. Technology adoption and diffusion. 6. Technological standards. 7. Appropriability of innovation: Legal mechanisms. 8. Appropriability of innovation: Strategic mechanisms. 9. Cooperation modes. 10. Organizational implications for the management of innovation. 11. Financing of innovation.
Learning activities and methodology
Every week there is a theory session and a practical session. In the theory sessions, the essential concepts of the course are explained and discussed. Practical sessions are devoted to discuss cases and solve exercises that illustrate these concepts and their practical implications.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Schilling, Melissa. Strategic Management of Technological Innovation. McGraw Hill. 2010
  • Shane, Scott.. Technology Strategy for Managers and Entrepreneurs.. Pearson.. 2009
Additional Bibliography
  • Narayanan, V. K. . Managing Technology and Innovation for Competitive Advantage.. Prentice Hall. .

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.