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Innovation: Management and Policy


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Odile Janne
  • Assessment: a two-hour examination (100%)

Module description

The aim of this module is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the central issues of managing innovation in firms as well as of innovation policy and its implications for firms, competitiveness and economic development in an international context.

indicative module content

  • Innovation and knowledge: The importance of innovation, definitions and models, main concepts and analytical tools, the interaction of technology, markets and organisations, the innovating firm in its environment, knowledge as a business resource
  • Strategic management of innovation: Corporate competencies for innovation, innovation in technology-intensive industries, collaborative arrangements, patents strategy, multinational company networks
  • Innovation policy: The economic foundations of technology and innovation policy, innovation policy in a globalising economy, intellectual property rights, business clusters

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to understand key issues involved in managing innovation in firms as well as the rationale and development of technology and innovation policy.