In the 21st century, we are experiencing a shift to a knowledge driven economy. The source of competitiveness has changed from production efficiency towards differentiation, creativity and innovation. How innovations can be stimulated in all sectors from micro to macro levels are critical issues of concern. The course aims to teach basic concepts related to SSI (Sectoral Innovation Systems) and NSI(National Systems of Innovation).
The course relates to the various agenda concerning innovation systems in a sector or a nation. Based on empirical research findings, systems of innovation in sectors such as information and communications, robotics, mobile telecom, nanotechnology , high tech industries are studied. The Professor will use case studies to illustrate the concepts.
Students will acquire the knowledge and expertise to analyse various sectoral innovation systems, including innovation models, science and technology systems, technology diffusion mechanisms, innovation related networks, industry and academia linkages, major technological trajectories related to different sectors and the role of government. In addition, students will be able to acquire knowledge to analyze National Systems of Innovation and will be able to understand the US model, the Swedish model, the UK model, the EU model and the case of technology catching up in South East Asia.
Sectoral Innovation System, Strategies, Innovation related Networks, NSI, Technology Systems
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The course will be conducted in 3rd and 4th quarters. The students will be taught through active learning. Students will do team presentations, have quiz, write essays and are encouraged to take part in discussions.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation||Introduction to the course|
|Class 2||Science and Tech. Convergence, Innovation, Evolutionary Economics, Society 5.0||The basic concepts related to the course|
|Class 3||Major Technological Trajectories, Product Life Cycles, Open Innovation||Understanding the major tech. trajectories open innovation, and Product Life Cycles|
|Class 4||Adoption of ICT by Society, The Role of Government, Quiz||Study the concepts of technology adoption and technology diffusion, perform a quiz|
|Class 5||Roles and Mechanisms of Public Research Institutes in Supporting Industry (P. Intarakumnerd, GRIPS)||Understanding how Public Research Institutes such as Fraunhofer, ITRI, AIST support Industry|
|Class 6||The role of Multinationals in Global Value Chain and Innovation Policy in Sweden (L. Stenberg, VINNOVA)||How Multinationals play a role in the Global Value Chain in Sweden and Innovation Policy|
|Class 7||Team presentations||Team presentations|
|Class 8||TRON case||Understanding the case of Innovation related Network through TRON|
Reading material will be provided
Will be evaluated through Quiz and homework (50%), Class Participation and Team Presentation (30%)
Prior knowledge of economics or management is not required
The course is given in English. Active participation is encouraged