Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE AND BUSINESS CONSULTING
Disciplinary sector: 
ECONOMICS (SECS-P/01)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

The course provides an introduction to the Economics of Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, from theoretical models to practical and applied issues about innovation. The course provides students with the key tools to understand and manage the innovation processes of firms, industrial sectors and innovation systems. After completing the course, students should have developed the skills to analyze firms’ innovation strategies and to use innovation statistics from national and international sources.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites. Basic microeconomics and English facilitate the understanding of the lectures.

Syllabus

Introduction to R&D and Innovation: definitions and key concepts. Theoretical models: neoclassical approach and evolutionary approach, innovation and the theory of the firm. National and international sources of innovation statistics. Sectoral patterns of technical change. The concept of the innovation system. The role of technology transfer in innovation. Firms’ innovation strategies. Alternative types of entrepreneurial finance. Public policies for research and innovation.

Teaching Methods

Traditional lectures, exercises, student report and presentation, group discussions.

Textbooks

Main references
F. Malerba, 2014, Economia dell’Innovazione, Carocci Editore.
Alternatively:
P. Fariselli, 2014, Economia dell’Innovazione, Giappichelli Editore.

Additional references
OECD/Eurostat, 2005, Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data, 3rd Edition, OECD Publishing, Paris.

OECD, 2015, Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development, OECD Publishing, Paris.

D. Cumming, 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance, Oxford University Press.

Learning assessment

The course grade will be the weighted average of the followings: case study presentation during the course (40%), final exam (60%).

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