Checking date: 10/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Innovation and technological change
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Economics (328)

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

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 will be a theory session (in a large group) and a practical session (in a small group). Theory sessions will provide the students with the essential concepts of the course. Practical sessions will be devoted to dicuss exercises and cases where the students will apply the concepts previously seen in the theoretical class.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.