SEMINAR IN INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS AND EVOLUTION

A.A. di erogazione 2020/2021
Insegnamento a scelta tra

 (A.A. 2020/2021)

Docenti

SCHLAILE MICHAEL
MENGIS HELEN
L'insegnamento è condiviso, tecnicamente "mutuato" con altri corsi di laurea, consultare il dettaglio nella sezione Mutuazioni
Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
Caratterizzante
Settore disciplinare: 
ECONOMIA APPLICATA (SECS-P/06)
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
40
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (40 ore)

After this course, students will be able
• to understand current topics in Industrial Dynamics and Evolution,
• to dig deeper into the literature about a certain topic and elaborate the status quo of the scientific evidence,
• to develop a research question,
• to critically discuss an issue from academic research,
• to write a research paper, and eventually
• to assess and criticize the quality of the academic work of peers.

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- Session 01: Kick-off and introduction to scientific writing
- Session 02: Introduction to empirical research methods
- Session 02: Introduction to Innovation Systems Research
- Session 03: Introduction to Catch-up Processes
- Session 04: Introduction to Responsible Innovation Research
- Session 05: Coaching I: Identifying and specifying a topic; Developing a research question; Preparing an academic presentation
- Session 06: Presentation and discussion of research questions
- Session 07: Coaching II: Preparing a scientific paper (Writing and Discussing)
- Session 08: Final presentations of findings

The course will be composed of 40 hours of lectures based on slides and academic papers provided by the lecturers. The course follows a seminar structure. The students will be provided with topical input during the lectures, but students will also have to work independently on their own seminar paper and presentations.

Students will be evaluated based on a written seminar paper and two oral presentations. The students can choose to investigate their topics by applying one of the following research methods:
- Empirical quantitative methods (such as regression analysis),
- Empirical qualitative methods (such as interviews), or
- Systematic Literature Review.
The final topic of the seminar paper will be chosen by the students in the field of the topics introduced during the lecture including:
- Innovation Systems,
- Catch-up Processes, or
- Responsible Innovation.

Assessment: Seminar Paper (50%), Presentation of Research Questions (15%), and Final Presentation (35%).

The course will be based on a set of slides covering the topical and methodological input. These are provided by the lecturers. Additional readings are compulsory, and cover i.a.:

Chaminade, C., Lundvall, B.-Å., & Haneef, S. (2018). Advanced introduction to national innovation systems. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Dosi, G., & Nelson, R.R., (2010). Technical change and industrial dynamics as evolutionary processes. In: B.H. Hall & N. Rosenberg (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Vol. 1 (pp. 51-127). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Mengis, H. (2021): The role of individuals, incumbents, and failure in catch-up processes: a systematic literature review. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 33, 84-108.