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 that students learn basic concepts related to SSI (Sectoral Innovation Systems) and NSI(National Systems of Innovation).
The course relates to the various agenda concerning innovation related networks, 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 and service sectors are studied. National System of Innovation in the UK, EU, US and Catching up countries in South East Asia will be 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, technology diffusion mechanisms, innovation related networks, major technological trajectories related to different sectors and how to overcome the Valley of Death. In addition, students will be able to acquire knowledge to analyze National Systems of Innovation and will be able to understand contrasting models such as the Silicon Valley model, the EU model、Innovation policy in the UK, catching up strategies in South East Asia.
Sectoral Innovation System, Strategies, Innovation related Networks, NSI, Technology Systems, Innovation,
Open Innovation, Catching up strategies in Asia, US, EU Model
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The course will be conducted Q4. The students will be taught through active learning. Students will do 3 team presentations, have quizzes, write essays and are encouraged to take part in discussions.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||National Competitiveness of Countries, National Systems of Innovation||The basic concepts related to National Systems of Innovation|
|Class 2||Innovation Policy in the UK (M. Norton, Tokyo Institute of Tech.)||Understanding the Innovation Policy in the UK|
|Class 3||Sectoral Innovation Systems and some case studies||The concepts of Sectoral Innovation Systems and some case studies|
|Class 4||Catching up strategies in latecomer firms in South East Asia (P. Intarakumnerd, GRIPS)||The case of Catching up strategies in latecomer firms in South East Asia|
|Class 5||Sectoral Innovation System in Healthcare (Dr. S. Sengoku)||Understanding the Sectoral Innovation System in Healthcare|
|Class 6||National Systems of Innovaton, US Model and EU Model||Learning the US Model of Innovation (Silicon Valley model) and the EU Framework Program|
|Class 7||Team Presentations||Team Presentations|
|Class 8||Innovation Systems, Agenda for the Future||Innovation Systems, Discussing the Agenda for the Future|
No text book
Reading material will be provided
Will be evaluated through Team presentations(40%), Essays (40%) and class participation(20%)
Prior knowledge of economics or management is not required
STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THE COURSE, Innovation System Ⅰ(TIMC412) IN ADVANCE
The course is given in English. Active participation is encouraged