Checking date: 10/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Innovation Management
Study: Master in Business and Finance (69)

Coordinating teacher: PALOMERAS VILCHES, NEUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 5.0 ECTS


This course analyzes the determinants and consequences of technological innovation in firms, with a special emphasis on its interrelation with strategic and organizational aspects. We will analyze these issues through economic and management lenses. In this course, the students work on the following skills: - Theoretical skills: analysis of the theoretical body behind the main research questions of the topic - Analytical skills: interpretation of empirical evidence, analysis of quantitative data - Communication skills: writing, discussion and oral presentation
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Technological knowledge, technical change and diffusion of innovation 2. Innovation and market structure 3. Organizational structure and incentives to innovate 4. Absorptive capacity 5. Protecting innovations through patents 6. The exploitation of innovation. The Licensing of innovation 7. Localization of knowledge and technology spillovers. 8. Diffusion of knowledge through mobility 9. Human capital and innovation 10. Financing innovation
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures - Paper reading, analysis and class discussion - Paper presentations - Data analysis
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Bronwyn H. Hall and Nathan Rosenberg (Ed.). Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Vol.1 & Vol.2 . Elsevier . 2010
Detailed subject contents or complementary information about assessment system of B.T.

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