This course teaches how modeling and simulation help understand innovation management. The aim of this course is to acquire analytical skills which are required to learn and to conduct research on technology management.
Modeling and simulations are good tools to grasp the essence of individuals and organizations. In this course, the students will learn and exercise the methodology of simulations and modeling.
In this course, the students will learn:
1) how to grasp the cause-and-effect relationship in innovation management and make a model to describe it qualitatively and quantitatively.
2) how to analyze models.
3) how to interprete the results properly by comparison with practice.
game theory, evolutionary game theory, natural selection, application to innovation management
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Give a lecture in every class. Exercises are assigned to students, if necessary. In the final day, groups are assign to students and group members discuss together the application of what they have learned to innovation management.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to this class Introduction to game theory:Nash equilibrium and its application||learn game theory and evolutionary game theory which can help understand our society, and consider the application of them to innovation management|
|Class 2||Introduction to game theory:Nash equilibrium and its application||learn the application of game theory to reality|
|Class 3||Introduction to game theory: Matching theory||learn the application of game theory to reality, taking matching theory as an example.|
|Class 4||Introduction to game theory: social choice theory||learn the application of game theory to reality, taking social choice theory as an example.|
|Class 5||Introduction to evolutionary game theory||learn the basic evolutionary game theory|
|Class 6||Cultural Evolution||learn Cultural evolution and consider how cultural evolution can be adapted into technology's evolution and diffusion.|
|Class 7||Theory in Natural selection and Ecology can be adapted into business and management in human society||learn how theory in natural selection and ecology can be adapted into business and management|
|Class 8||Group discussion||based on what the students have learned, the students discuss the application to innovation management|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.