Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on FASHION, ART AND FOOD MANAGEMENT
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Second semester
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Course description

This course provides an overview of the economics of research and innovation, addressing a wide range of issues, from theoretical foundations to practical applications. The aim of the course is to provide the tools necessary to understand and manage the innovation processes of companies, industrial sectors and territorial production systems. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze the innovative strategies of companies and to consult and process data from the main national and international statistical sources relating to companies, markets and public policies for innovation.


Basic notions of microeconomics and macroeconomics will facilitate the learning of the topics covered during the lessons.


The Nature and Importance of Innovation. Sources of innovation. The National Innovation System. Measurement of Innovation. Types and Patterns of Innovation. Standards Battles, Modularity, and Platform Competition. Timing of Entry. Intellectual Property Rights. Formulating Technological Innovation Strategy. Choosing Innovation Projects. Collaboration Strategies. Organizing for Innovation. Managing the New Product Development Process. Managing New Product Development Teams. Crafting a deployment strategy. The Macroeconomics of Innovation: Models of Economic Growth - Exogenous technology growth. The Macroeconomics of Innovation: Models of Economic Growth - Endogenous technology growth. The Macroeconomics of Innovation: Innovation and globalization.

The Nature of Innovation. The National Innovation System. Industry Dynamics of Technological Innovation.
Formulating Technological Innovation Strategy. Implementing Technological Innovation Strategy.
The Macroeconomics of Innovation.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, group work.


Schilling, M. A., & Shankar, R. (2019). Strategic management of technological innovation. McGraw-Hill Education.
Greenhalgh, C., & Rogers, M. (2010). Innovation, intellectual property, and economic growth. Princeton University Press.

Learning assessment

The assessment is divided into a mid term test, a seminar phase during the course and a final oral exam. The seminar phase consists in an oral presentation of the students, individually or in groups. In this test, the understanding of the specific topics covered, the ability to identify and synthesize the relevant content and the students' communication skills will be evaluated. The oral exam consists of an individual interview and aims to evaluate the general learning of the program and the ability to critically analyze the topics.

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